The International Antarctic Institute (IAI) is a global consortium of universities and agencies that provide university-level education and conduct research in Antarctica.
The IAI offers international opportunities in Antarctic undergraduate and postgraduate multi-disciplinary education by sharing teaching resources between international Partner universities. We are also developing new and innovative Antarctic courses and pathways between degrees to encourage student and staff mobility.
19 October 2017
Dear IAI Members,
As many of you know I retired my position as Director of Gateway Antarctica at the University of Canterbury in July this year. I maintained my position as director of the IAI in order to facilitate a field programme for IAI post graduate students at Gondwana Station in Terra Nova Bay. However, unfortunately this field trip will not take place this coming Antarctic season for various reasons. Consequently, I wish to resign my position as Director of the IAI. The University of Canterbury is keen to retain the IAI for the coming years and will announce a new Director in the near future.
25 August 2015
Call for Applications for the CCAMLR Internship Project 2016. Project title: Antarctic krill fisheries: is there a gap between science and society? Interviews conducted and an intern chosen in December 2015. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
24 August 2015
Introductory Course in Marine Sciences: Biogeochemical Oceanography and Climate offered by AWI from 29 September to 2 October 2015. Suitable for Masters and PhD students. AWI will host up to five international students from IAI member organisations. Contact email@example.com
31 March 2015
Professor Bryan Storey is delighted to announce that the Ocean University of China in Qingdao is now a full member of the IAI, having just signed the MOU. Bryan visited the University where he was hosted by Professor Wang Min.
22 January 2015
The IAI Secretariat has moved from the University of Tasmania to Gateway Antarctica at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Professor Bryan Storey has become the new IAI Director. Bryan has acknowledged the University of Tasmania for having the vision to set up the IAI and the work that Professor Andrew McMinn and Dr Patti Virtue have done in running the Institute for its first 10 years.