The Workshop was intended as an annual forum for those funded by the Initiative and for those new to AFI. It had a ‘showcase’ function for presenting the science that AFI supported, as well as providing an opportunity for participants to learn about the associated fieldwork experiences. The event was intended to convey something of the challenges and special considerations associated with undertaking fieldwork in Antarctica, or on marine cruises in Antarctic waters. Furthermore, it was intended that the meeting should help engender a sense of community amongst those funded by AFI, which supported projects from a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Abstracts of oral presentations, 2005–2011