​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Expert Groups (Topics) 2015-2016

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) 2015-2016
Topic  Expert Group Leader

Oversight EXCOM member

(includes UAS-WG)
Giuseppe di Rossi
John Hall
Felix Bartsch & Pavel Kapler
Rob Wooding
Environment​ Anoop Tiwari
Hyoung Chul Shin
Medical​ Jeff Ayton
John Hall
Safety​ ​Simon Trotter
Kazuyuki Shiraishi
Robb Clifton  
Jose Retamales 
Shipping​ Miguel Ojeda 
Jose Retamales 
Training Veronica Vlasich​
Yves Frenot 
Education and Outreach Dragomir Mateev
Yves Frenot

Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) "Think tank" 

Be part of the COMNAP discussions on SOOS by signing up to become a member of the SOOS "Think Tank" forum.  Select SOOS​ and you will be taken to the members only area to login and join the discussion and share documents and ideas. The discussions are taking place within our Science Expert Group.

For further information contact Rob Wooding (rob.wooding@aad.gov.au) or Jose Retamales (jretamales@inach.cl).

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