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ANARE Club

Website: www.users.senet.com.au/~keithg
Address: PO Box 2534W, Melbourne, Victoria 300
Year of foundation: 1951
Publications: Aurora (1960-)

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Antarctic Operations Administration, Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart, Tasmania

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Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC)

Website: www.science.org.au

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Antarctic Tasmania

Website: www.development.tas.gov.au/antarctic
Address: Suites 25-26 Salamanca Square, Hobart TAS, 7001 GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-03-6233-5492
Fax: +61-03-6233-5497
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: Seeks to promote Hobart as an international gateway to Antarctica.

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Antarctic Tasmania, Department of Economic Development

Address: GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: 3-6233-5492
Fax: 3-6233-5497
Year of foundation: 1965
Activities: Seeks to promote Hobart as an international gateway to Antarctica. Antarctic Wives and Kinfolk Association, c/o. Hon. Secretary, Coburns Lane, Toolern Vale, Victoria 3337.

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre

Website: www-aadc.aad.gov.au
Address: Australian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Telephone: +61-03-62323-460. Fax +61-03-62323-351

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Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE)

Website: www.antdiv.gov.au
Address: Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment, Sport and Territories, Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7050
Telephone: +61-02-323209
Fax: +61-02-323288
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: The national Antarctic operating agency carrying out research, providing logistical support to scientists and maintaining all-year stations on Macquarie Island (54.30'S; 158.56'E) and at Casey (66.17'S; 77.58'E), Davis (68.35'S; 110.32'E) and Mawson (67.36'S; 62.52'E) on Antarctica. Operates research vessel Aurora Australis. Library.
Publications: ANARE News (1981-, 4pa); ANARE Reports (1950-); ANARE Research Notes (1982-)

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Australian Surveying and Land Information Group

Website: www.ga.gov.au
Address: Department of Administrative Services, Unit 2, Cameron Offices, Belconnen, ACT 261
Activities: National Antarctic mapping centre. Publishes two Antarctic series at 1:250 000, a satellite image map and a conventional four-colour line map; also a Landsat image series at 1:500 000, as well as individual maps at varying scales.
Publications: Antarctica: a catalogue of maps and charts (1988); map series.

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Bureau of Mineral Resources-Geology and Geophysics (BMR)

Website: www.bmr.gov.au
Address: Constitution Av., Parkes, ACT, GPO Box 378, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone: +61-6-249-9111
Fax: +61-6-248-8178
Year of foundation: 1946
Activities: Charged with developing a comprehensive scientific understanding of the geology of all Australian territory including the Australian Antarctic Territory (AAT), Heard and Macquarie islands. Has published geological maps of AAT, mostly at 1:250 000.
Publications: BMR Journal of Australian Geology and Geophysics (1976-, 4pa); Yearbook

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Commonwealth of Australia Bureau of Meteorology

Website: www.bom.gov.au
Address: GPO Box 1289K, Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Telephone: +61-3-9669-4000
Fax: +61-3-9669-4699
Year of foundation: 1908
Activities: National meteorological authority with responsibility for maintaining the basic meteorological infrastructure necessary to ensure the continuity and integrity of the national climatic record, to observe and understand the behaviour of Australia's weather and climate and to provide meteorological and related services in support of the safety, security and general welfare of the community. The International Antarctic Analysis Centre, subsequently International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre was located here from 1959 to 1969 when closed.
Publications: Australian Meteorological Magazine (1952-, 4pa); International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre. Technical Report (1962-69); Meteorological Studies (1954-); Technical Report (1973-)

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Cooperative Research Centre for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment (Antarctic CRC), University of Tasmania

Website: www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/antcrc
Address: Churchill Av., Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Telephone: +61-02-207888
Fax: +61-02-202973
Year of foundation: 1991
Activities: Formed by the amalgamation of the Antarctic components of the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO Division of Oceanography, Australian Antarctic Division Glaciology Programme, and the research component of IASOS, University of Tasmania and the Australian Geological Survey Organisation. Research focuses on study of Antarctic and Southern Ocean processes affecting climate and global change.
Publications: IASOS / Antarctic CRC Newsletter (1988-)

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CSIRO, Division of Fisheries

Website: www.csiro.au
Address: GPO Box 1538, Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-02-32-5222
Fax: +61-02-32-5000
Activities: Carries out research in waters adjacent to Australia including the Southern Ocean in support of improved management of the marine environment and ecologically sustainable development of marine resources, through studies of marine stocks and ecosystems underpinning these stocks.

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CSIRO, Division of Oceanography

Website: www.csiro.au
Address: Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tasmania
Telephone: +61-02-32-5214
Fax: +61-02-32-5125
Activities: Leads multi-disciplinary expeditions in RV Franklin carrying out research focusing chiefly on the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in global change.

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Department of Primary Industries, Water & Environment

Website: www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au
Activities: Undertakes work on subantarctic Macquarie Island, amongst other activities.

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Hydrographic Service

Website: www.hydro.gov.au
Address: Department of the Navy, Sydne
Activities: Responsible for hydrographic surveys and mapping in the Southern Ocean.
Publications: Leadline to laser: the Hydrographic Service, Royal Australian Navy, 1920-1995 (Hardstaff, 1995)

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National Committee for Antarctic Research

Website: www.science.org.au
Address: Australian Academy of Science, PO Box 783, Canberra City, ACT 260L
Telephone: +61-(0)2-6247-5777
Fax: +61-(0)2-6257-4620
Activities: National Member of SCAR.

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P&O Polar Australia Pty Ltd.

Website: www.popolar.com.au
Address: Suite 20, Galleria Salamanca, 33 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Telephone: +61-02-24-0666
Fax: +61-02-24-0053
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Manages the Research and Supply Vessel Aurora Australis.

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Tasmanian Polar Network Inc

Website: www.tpn.aq
Address: C/- Antarctic Tasmania, Department of Economic Development, GPO Box 824, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: 3-6233 5492
Fax: 3-6233 5497
Year of foundation: 1993
Activities: An association between commerce, government, research and education to facilitate prompt and efficient support to Antarctic and Southern Oceans expeditions. In 2003, this comprised 60 companies and other organizations supplying goods and services to ANARE, ASA, CHINARE, ENEA and IPEV expeditions.
Publications: Ice Breaker

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University of Tasmania, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS)

Website: www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/iasos
Address: GPO Box 252C, Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Telephone: +61-02-202971
Fax: +61-02-202973
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: National Key Centre for post-graduate teaching and research on Antarctica and its surrounding ocean. Post-graduate study programmes include Graduate Diploma, Master of Polar and Oceanic Science, and research Masters and PhDs.
Publications: Directory of Antarctic expertise (Lyons, 1991); IASOS / Antarctic CRC Newsletter (1988-)

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