Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

Australian Antarctic Division
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is a division of the Department of the Environment. The AAD is responsible for delivering Outcome 3 of the Department's Strategic Plan 2014–2018, “Advancement of Australia’s strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic by protecting, administering and researching the region”.
The Australian Antarctic Division is also responsible for delivering the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) in accordance with government priorities as articulated in the plan.

These are to:
- Lead and collaborate internationally to further Australia’s research and policy interests.
- Enhance Australia’s capability to deliver on Antarctic priorities, and derive optimum benefit from our assets in the region.
- Gain recognition as an international leader in Antarctic science and environmental management.
- Maintain and reinforce Australian sovereignty in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A45
14473 Potsdam
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