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An important and valuable aspect of COMNAP is to allow exchange of information between National Antarctic Program staff on a range of relevant Topics. This is done by way of our Expert Groups.

Exchange of information on each Topic is coordinated and supported by a nominated “Expert Group Leader” and done through a dedicated mailing list and Workspace on the COMNAP web site. Each Expert Group Leader is overseen and supported by a designated EXCOM member. 


Expert Groups (Topics) 2019-2020
Topic  Expert Group Leader

Oversight EXCOM member

Air Operations
(includes RPA-WG)
Paul Sheppard  John Guldahl
Pavel Kapler and 
Patrice Bretel​
Uwe Nixdorf
Environmental Protection​ Ceisha Poirot​ Ho Il Yoon​
Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine (JEGHBM)​ Anne Hicks
​Kelly Falkner ​
Safety​ ​Simon Trotter  Agnieszka Kruszewska
Robb Clifton  ​Kelly Falkner​
Marine Platforms​ Miguel Ojeda
 ​Sergio Gago Guida
Education, Outreach & Training 
Dragomir Mateev
Agnieszka Kruszewska​​​​
Windows Auth

 Upcoming Events

Antarctic Aviation Workshop
COMNAP will convene the Antarctic Aviation Workshop as per the ATCM XLII (2019) request.  The workshop will be hosted by the Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on 30-31 July 2020.  Information on the project is available below. Specific information about the workshop will be available soon.
More Information: Antarctic Aviation Workplan
COMNAP Symposium 2020
"Antarctic Station Modernization" Future-proofing Infrastructure to Support Research and to Reduce Environmental Impact", Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2 August 2020.
More Information: First Circular
COMNAP AGM XXXII (2020) & SCAR Meetings
The COMNAP Annual General Meeting (AGM) XXXII 2020 will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, hosted by our colleagues at the Australian Antarctic Division from 3-6 August 2020. 
More Information: COMNAP AGM XXXII (2020)