An Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research Cluster initiative


UC Antarctic Conference

Southern Exposure:
Antarctic Research at the University of Canterbury

When: 30th and 31st January 2020
Where: Rehua Te Moana nui a kiwa (Coppertop)

Get involved in Antarctic research opportunities at UC!

The University of Canterbury’s Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research Cluster invites you to participate in our Antarctic conference, which aims at bringing together researchers from across the university’s colleges and departments, external Antarctic researchers, and Antarctic stakeholders in an effort to connect scholars and stakeholders, invigorate the Antarctic research landscape at UC and in Canterbury and facilitate the development of high-quality, inter- and transdisciplinary research project on cutting-edge Antarctic research topics.

The conference aims to enhance and promote Antarctic research within the University of Canterbury, to create greater transparency around ongoing Antarctic research projects and encourage inter-departmental and intercollegiate coordination and collaboration on Antarctic research and inspire researchers interested in working on Antarctic issues. While researchers and postgraduate students will be given an opportunity to present their research and obtain feedback from their colleagues, established researchers and Antarctic stakeholders, we will also set time aside for focussed World-Café-style discussion to develop an Antarctic research strategy for UC.


We invite you to submit a brief abstract (just a few sentences) and a descriptive title for research or research ideas you wish to present in an oral or poster presentation.


Deadline for abstracts:

30th November 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Daniela Liggett (