The Polar Oceans Technology committee supports the work addressing challenges in science and technology in the Arctic and Antarctic, through relevant streams in conferences and the hosting of workshops and symposia.
Research and development in the Arctic and Antarctic regions is dependent on infrastructure that requires long term planning and substantial budgets.
The deployment of engineering and technology solutions in the polar oceans must be adapted to the harsh conditions there. All science and development goals are subject to weather extremes and remoteness, where even the simplest of measurements need special technology support.
The challenges to monitoring changes in ocean physics and biology, sea ice and ice shelf dynamics need to be met so that we can understand and predict the future of the Earth system.
Commerce and Industry
Commercial operations such as transportation and mineral extraction industries need R & D support to manage the technical and operational challenges. In the Arctic Ocean receding sea ice is opening previously inaccessible sea lanes, which is providing increased commercial opportunities.
Environmental Monitoring and Research
The Antarctic region is governed by an international treaty that encourages research and focuses on environmental solutions for the physical systems of ice and water as well as for the unique ecology.
Exploring the polar Oceans, together.
A Technology committee acting as an international coordinating group to support the work addressing challenges in science and technology in Polar regions.
Promoting interactions via conferences and symposia.
To be a resource center for participants.
Work with like-minded professionals passionate about polar ocean exploration.
Spread the word on the importance of researching the lesser known worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.
Meet The Committee
Chair Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Co-chair National Snow and Ice Data Center
Siri Jodha Khalsa
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder
Malcolm Heron PortMap Remote Sensing Pty Ltd.