Our Programs

The Centre is organised into four programs, which are specifically designed to deliver the outcomes identified in our objectives.

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Engagement and Collaboration

Program 1

  • Catalogue infrastructure facilities, capabilities, and their current use

  • Facilitate access / contact between users and service providers (infrastructure, expertise, data sharing and training opportunities available)

  • Share a vision and roadmap between AAD, UTAS and CSIRO

  • Support Hobart as a world-class Engineering and Technology hub

Sharing our collective world-class capabilities will support Australia’s international leadership role in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

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Program 2

  • Develop collective knowledge about workforce capabilities of CAST member organisations and collaborative solutions to workforce gaps

  • Facilitate workforce development through collaborative training and developmental initiatives, including staff exchanges and secondments

  • Create a diverse program of student- focused opportunities with partnering organisations, including PhD projects, internships and Work Integrated Learning placements

  • Engage in collaborative policy development and research related to the future of work and workforces in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean

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Program 3

  • Pool our collective resources to efficiently acquire, develop, manage and utilise technology for measuring, monitoring and managing extreme environments

  • Enable collaborative technology development focusing on autonomous platforms, advanced sensing, and data science

  • Facilitate interaction and collaboration between equivalent staff of each organisation and develop Communities of Practice

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Shared Data Resources

Program 4

  • Improve access to shared data collections

  • Deliver data collections in an integrated and interoperable manner

  • Share best practices relating to data management, and jointly develop data technologies

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