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Antarctic Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government through its dedicated agency, Antarctic Tasmania in the Department of State Growth is committed to growing the contribution of the international Antarctic sector to Tasmania’s economy, community and brand.

Antarctic Tasmania works closely with international scientists and sectorial organisations, businesses, and the Australian Government to support and build the Antarctic sector in Tasmania. This includes activities such as:

  • assisting visiting Antarctic programs to access the high quality services and products they need in a friendly, environment free of excess regulation          
  • providing funding and secretariat support to the Tasmanian Polar Network (TPN), a unique cluster of over 70 Tasmanian businesses, research institutions and government agencies with Antarctic and Southern
    Ocean expertise          
  • participating in trade missions
  • providing policy and strategic advice to the Tasmanian Government on gateway and international
    Antarctic matters          
  • facilitating and supporting the Tasmanian Antarctic Gateway (TAG) working group as a forum for overseeing Tasmania’s Antarctic sector efforts          
  • supporting the Antarctic gateway infrastructure partnership between the Hobart port and Hobart Airport          
  • attracting investment support and collaboration opportunities for Tasmanian Antarctic related research institutions          
  • providing funding and other support for the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) secretariats, both located in Hobart          
  • supporting Australia’s Antarctic program objectives and its international engagement with other national
    Antarctic programs.  
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