Antarctica

National Security College | Professional course
Antarctica

Summary

With growing interest from existing and potential claimants, the leadership role Australia has held in Antarctic affairs cannot be taken for granted.

Course date: 
8.30am–5pm 21 September 2017
Venue: 
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU
Cost: 

A fee of $1230 (plus GST) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $1450 (GST exclusive).

Course overview

With growing interest from existing and potential claimants, the leadership role Australia has held in Antarctic affairs cannot be taken for granted. Australia has the largest claim of any country: 43% of the frozen continent. But the unique governance, stability and environmental preservation through the Antarctic Treaty regime is under increased strain. Global resource pressure, rising great power competition and the activities and interests of major and emerging powers are becoming more apparent.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Antarctic affairs. It will guide you through Australian leadership in the Antarctic Treaty system, current policy initiatives and future challenges, including illegal and unregulated fishing, regional governance, climate change, security dimensions and the motives and activities of other powers.

Scope and content

Participants in this course will examine, in depth, the following key questions:
• What does Australian leadership in the Antarctic Treaty system look like?
• What are Australia’s strategic interests in Antarctica?
• What are Australia’s current policy initiatives for Antarctica?
• What are the future challenges for Australia, including illegal and unregulated fishing and regional governance?
• Who are the emerging and new parties in the Antarctic and what does this mean for Australia’s standing in Antarctic affairs?

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals, analysts and officers from all departments and agencies who may be specifically involved in Antarctic issues and maritime security, or who seek a deeper understanding of this increasingly important subject for their professional responsibilities.

Course details

• One day non-residential, fully-catered program.
• An ANU parking permit will be supplied.

Registration

Please contact us at nsc.epdnominations@anu.edu.au for further information and to obtain the registration form.

“The NSC course on Antarctica was a really useful introduction to the wide range of issues that the continent represents. The co-ordinators went out of their way to recruit world-class experts and the presentations and discussions were interesting and engaging.”

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