Available units and courses

    Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internships

Hobart, Australia

offered by

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)


Internships involve an approximately 6 - 10 week supervised placement as an intern

with a special interest in one or more disciplines covering scientific research, legal, social, economic and

policy research.


Candidates can apply for:


An offered project:

                                                      'Now we know what we don’t know – understanding Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Southern Ocean.'


Submit a project of your own using the Blank Project Proposal Form


!NOTE! If you intend to design your own CCAMLR project, please address the selection criteria in the context

of the work programof the CC AMLR Scientific Committee


To be eligible, you need to:

1. Enrol in the Unit KSA725 Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship at the University of Tasmania

2. Commit to being available for the whole of semester 1,  2015.


More details or send your application, please contact unit coordinator - Dr Julia Jabour (Julia.Jabour@utas.edu.au)



Dr Julia Jabour -Unit Coordinator


University of Tasmania

Drs Keith Reid and Sarah Lenel

CCAMLR Secretariat- Science Manager and Fishery and Compliance Manager


Closing date:                        8 December 2014

Offer:                                  Late December 2014

Project Commencement:       23 February 2015


 Course in Japan

Sea ice field course at Okhotsk Sea (Hokkaido)

Lake Saroma (Hokkaido), Japan

offered by

Institute of Low Temperature Science (ILTS), Hokkaido University

                                           ILTS organises this special field course in Lake Saroma biennially. Next course runs in 2015.

                                           Lake Saroma is located at the north shore of Hokkaido, closely connected to the Okhotsk Sea.

                                           The field course allows students have oppotunities to observe physical and biological properties of

                                           sea ice in situ and learn varieties of techniques.



- Australia -


website: http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/

Degree level course:

Masters of Marine and Antarctic Science

Time: average 1.5 years

The Masters of Marine and Antarctic Science is a specialised master degree course in marine biology. It provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies in marine biology. The course is designed to produce expertly trained scientists with international experience and skills in research and its application to arears of Antarctic marine science. MAntSc students will develop an understanding of the role of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marine ecosystem plays in the global climate system. Within this MAntSc students are able to cross-credit study programs and may choose to take electives available at one of our 26 IAI partner universities and/or undertake their research project associated with expertise available through the IAI consortium.

Single unit:

Each unit under the master of Antarctic science is avaiable for IAI students to apply, units include:

Integrated Marine Management and Conservation of Antarctica

Southern Ocean Zooplankton

Advanced Phytoplankton Methods

Marine Bio-Telemetry

The Antarctic Environment

Molecular Marine Ecology

Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean

Oceanographic Methods

Antarctic and Southern Ocean Internship

Please go to the website for more details,

or contact the course coordinator Dr. Patti Virtue (Patti.Virtue@utas.edu.au)




website: http://www.anta.canterbury.ac.nz/

Degree level course:

Master of Antarctic Studies

Consists of two parts equivalent to two academic years for full time students.

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS):

A 14-week in-depth course which includes a field trip to Antarctica. Applications close in August 2010, field trips are held in late-December.

Postgraduate Diploma in Antarctic Studies (PGDip):

Consists of one academic year for full time students. It is equivalent to Part 1 of the Masters of Antarctic Studies.

Antarctic Studies PhD:

An advanced course of study and research in the field of Antarctic Science. Please check the website for more information and projects,

and contact Prof. Bryan Storey (bryan.storey@canterbury.ac.nz) if interested.


Single unit:

Antarctica (Course code: Anta101):

Duration: One Month (normally happens during November to December each year, please check the website for details)

A distance ONLINE course introducing relevant current issues related to the Polar region studies (such as, climate change, environmental management, living resource conservation and protection etc.). Eligible for worldwide candidates.

Antarctica: The Cold Continent (Course code: Anta102):

Duration: Four months (normally happens from February to June each year, please go the website for details)

An introductory course about Antarctic continent, sea ice, weather and climate, and human interaction and legal issues etc. 

Antarctica: Life in the Cold (Course code: Anta103):

Duration: Four months (normally happens from June to November each year, please go the website for details)

A biological emphasis introductory course about Antarctica, sub-Antarctica, and the Southern Ocean.

Antarctica and Global Change (Course code: Anta201):

Duration: Four months (normally happens from July to November each year, please go the website for details)

The course provides a multidisciplinary understanding about effects of global change in Antarctica.




website: http://www.lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp/en

Special lectures:

ILTS offers special lectures for IAI students, please check on their website.

Field course:

ILTS orgainzes some exciting winter field trips, which provide students opportunities to learn techniques for snow and ice observation. These field courses are NOT available every year, please contact Associate Prof. Aoki Shigeru (shigeru@lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp) for detail information.

The field course will be offered in 2014, please see top of the page for details.

!NOTE! Hokkaido semester runs from April till March

- United States -


website: http://www.hamilton.edu/index.cfm

Single unit:

Duration: 3 weeks
A 3-week field excursion to the island state of Australia with a focus on the geology, botany and natural history of the region. Field work will emphasize geology of the southern continents, economic resources and wilderness conservation. Offered as part of Hamilton's participation in the IAI.
Maximum enrollment: 15
Course commence: Late May to eary June, 2013
Please contact Dr. Engene Domack (edomack@hamilton.edu) for more information.




website: http://www-iuem.univ-brest.fr/

Single unit:

Ecology and Biogeochemistry of the Southern Ocean

Updated information for this unit is coming soon.



website: http://www.umag.cl/

Degree level course:

Diploma in Antarctic Programs

The Diploma is structured on two lines of teaching: a theoretical component and a series of applied workshops. The program completion will be by approving the course work and the thesis defense. Theoretical coursework includes a series of topics needed to understand past, present and future human activity in the Antarctica. These modules include:

Antarctic history and geography

Antarctic tourism

the Antarctic Treaty System and Antarctic ecology

Safety in Maritime 

Aerial operations in Antarctica.

Masters in Antarctic Sciences - Specialization in Glaciology (Spanish) (English)

This new Masters program will help students develop a strong fundamental understanding of Antarctic-related subjects; comprehensive knowledge of glaciology; understanding of the principles that guide the design and execution of high-quality research; field experience and substantial research skills. Graduates will be able to teach and to communicate Antarctic issues to the public. A working knowledge of both Spanish and English is required for this program.


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