Episode 165: Antarctica isn’t just about the penguins

The Australian Antarctic Festival was here in Hobart last week, including an exhibition at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies. As part of the festivities, Olly led up a panel with four expert guests that come from different corners of the Antarctic workforce: Katie Marx, Dr Nicole Hill, Megan Woods, and Dr Sophie Bestley.

When we think of Antarctic research, we often think of penguins and sea ice, or of the scientists that go on exciting adventures ‘down south’. But, as we hear from our panellists, there’s so much more to Antarctica, and you can be just as much a part of the community from right here in Hobart.

Megan Woods would like to acknowledge her views on diversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean work have been powerfully influenced by Meredith Nash’s work in this area, especially Moore and Nash (2021) and Nash (2022). 

Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod

Host:  Olly Dove (@littledove440)

Production: Olly Dove (@littledove440)

Media & Promotion: Liv (@LivHolloway_)

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