Australia and Korea in the Antarctic

Project Summary

13 August 2018

Sector: Security and International Relations / Geopolitics
Country location: Australia, Republic of Korea
Grantee: University of Tasmania

Photo of building at 20 Castray Esplanade

The iconic Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies building on the Hobart waterfront – the site of the September 2018 project launch. Credit: Andrew Rhodes.

Project Description

Australia and Korea have three major forums for policy exchange in common in the Antarctic system: meetings of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties, the Committee for Environmental Protection, and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. However there are many other spheres of Antarctic commonality between Australia and Korea, including in the research, education and logistics communities. This project will establish stakeholder networks and build a framework to enable collaborative approaches in scientific research (through bilateral partnerships between Antarctic and marine research institutions including the Asian Forum for Polar Sciences), as well as support academic exchange (through strategic partnerships with Korean academic institutions) and economic opportunities (through the linking of Tasmanian businesses with Korean Antarctic business interests).

Key dates:

  • Project launch, IMAS, Hobart, 28 September 2018 to 28 September 2018

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Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $19,000.00

Last Updated: 7 August 2018