Tasmania Regional Centre

kunanyi / Mount Wellington viewed from the Rose Bay High School webcam, http://www.rosebay.tased.edu.au

The current AMOS Tasmania Regional Centre formed on 1 May 2014. Prior to this, many of its members worked together on the 2014 National Conference committee. The committee comprises research professionals from CSIRO, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS, University of Tasmania), Australian Antarctic Division and the Bureau of Meteorology. The committee meets every 1-2 months in Hobart to plan the Centre’s activities and events. These include public lectures, student events, and member opportunities including tours and competitions. The Centre aims to cultivate interest in the atmospheric, oceanographic and cryospheric sciences among its members (including students, teachers, academics, and researchers) and the broader Tasmanian public.


  • The recording of the AMOS-AMSA public event held at the University of Tasmania during National Science Week 2016 is now available online: What's Happening Down South and Why Should We Care?
  • Congratulations to Ms Maria Riedl, winner of the lucky door prize at this event. Ms Riedl has won a 3-month print and web subscription to New Scientist, which includes 12 issues of the weekly magazine and unlimited access to http://www.newscientist.com.
  • Congratulations to Ms Eavan Brennan, who is the inaugural (2015) winner of our Regional Award for Academic Achievement.

2017 Committee

Chair Dr Helen Phillips
Vice-Chair Assoc Prof Neil Holbrook IMAS, UTas neil.holbrook@utas.edu.au
Secretary Dr Damien Irving CSIRO damien.irving@csiro.au
Treasurer Dr Andrew Klekociuk Australian Antarctic Division andrew.klekociuk@aad.gov.au
Student Representative Pearse Buchanan UTas pearse.buchanan@utas.edu.au

General members Dr John Church UNSW

Dr Damien Irving CSIRO
Dr Steven Phipps IMAS, UTas
Dr Mike Pook CSIRO
Assoc Prof Peter Strutton IMAS, UTas
Assoc Prof Zanna Chase IMAS, UTas
Dr Simon Alexander Australian Antarctic Division
Dr Andrew Marshall Bureau of Meteorology
Irina Sakova UTas
Dr Carly Tozer UTas
Dr Stephanie Downes UTas
Media Craig Macaulay