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Tony Press

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Adjunct Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, University of Tasmania; former Head of Australian Antarctic Division; former Australian CCAMLR Commissioner

    Full Biography

    Dr. Tony Press is an adjunct Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, at the University of Tasmania. He was formerly the CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre from 2009 to 2014; and Director of the Australian Antarctic Division from 1998 to 2009. He chaired the Antarctic Treaty’s Committee for Environmental Protection from 2002 to 2006; was Australia’s representative to the CEP and variously Head of Delegation and Alternative Representative to Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings from 1999 to 2008; and Australia’s Commissioner to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources from 1998 to 2008.

    Dr. Press provided the Australian Government with the 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan in 2014.

    Dr. Press is well known nationally and internationally for his work in Antarctic and Southern Ocean policy and science, and for his work on climate change.