Serco Asia Pacific (ASPAC) has been operating for more than 30 years across Australia with a proven track record in delivering the most demanding, complex and sensitive solutions for government clients.
Employing around 10,000 people in the ASPAC region, Serco applies world’s best practice, insights and technology across six key sectors: Citizen Services, Defence, Healthcare, Immigration, Justice and Transport.
Serco is playing a vital role in the future of Australia’s Antarctic Program through the contract for the design, build, operation and maintenance of Australia’s new icebreaker, the Nuyina, on behalf of the Australian Government.
The RSV Nuyina will be a state-of-the-art ship offering scientists unprecedented and extended access to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
Replacing the Aurora Australis, the 160-metre long, 24,000-tonne vessel will be larger, stronger and offer increased endurance and operational flexibility.
Serco Australia will operate and maintain the vessel from its home port of Hobart from 2020, playing a significant and long-term part in Australia’s Antarctic endeavours.
The Tasmanian Polar Network (the TPN) is a group of scientific organisations, government organisations and businesses based in Tasmania that have a common focus on serving scientific activity in the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean.
Through our member organisations, the TPN has the knowledge, resources and expertise to serve the broadest possible range of activities in this harsh environment. The TPN is your unique, no-fee no fuss conduit to our members who are experts in their fields; many have been involved in hundreds of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic projects and expeditions.
When you deal with a TPN member you can expect outstanding advice, support and service.
Austral Fisheries is one of Australia’s largest integrated commercial fishing companies with interests in Australia’s sub-Antarctic as well as its tropics.
Austral Fisheries’ sub-Antarctic fishing activities involve the operation of 3 longline vessels, including a dual purpose longline-trawl vessel. All are equipped to survive the world’s harshest weather conditions and specialise in catching Patagonian Toothfish and Mackerel Icefish. Its new vessel, F/V Cape Arkona, a triple purpose (longline, trawl, pots) will join the Southern Ocean fleet in mid-2020. It will be the most advanced, efficient and versatile fishing vessel of its type in the world.
The future of the business depends on caring for the health of our oceans and the marine species that inhabit them. Austral is proud to be recognised for its responsible fishing practices and continuous efforts in maintaining environmentally friendly and sustainable fishing methods. Austral continues to collaborate with a range of stakeholders in the fishing industry, including global fishing industry coalitions, inter-governmental agencies and eNGOs in a range of areas, including best practice fisheries management, science to support fisheries management, and contemporary environmental and compliance issues.
Austral was the first, and is still the only commercial fishing company in the world to be certified as Carbon Neutral.
Australian Longline, an innovative deep water fishing company based in Hobart, owns two longline vessels; the Antarctic Chieftain and the Antarctic Discovery. Both vessels operate in some of the harshest marine environments on earth between the 50th parallel and the Antarctic coastline, enduring icy conditions and terrible storms which in turn can be underpinned by the notorious, relentless Southern Ocean swell.
The Patagonian and Antarctic Toothfish that finally appears on the plate is testimony to the work ethic of our teams. Both these fish are one of the world’s great seafood delicacies, sought after for its firm, white flesh. The fisheries that the company operates in are managed in accordance with ecosystem-based measures set by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). Full-time Government Observers are on board to monitor its practices, study the fish biology and continually assess fish stocks.
The high environmental standards that are delivered by the company and crews, combined with an ecosystem based and precautionary approach to stock assessments have enabled the fisheries that we operate in to become certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Australian Longline has also been a partner in the drive to protect the fishery from illegal, unregulated and unrecorded (IUU) operators by working closely with Government and conservation groups and as an active member of the Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO).
The Antarctic Science Foundation is an independent, international environmental charity that builds and invests in Antarctic, sub-antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research partnerships to protect and deepen our understanding of that magnificent region and its profound influence on our planet’s climate, vulnerable wildlife and ecosystems. We welcome enquiries from businesses and individuals who want to invest in Antarctic science and learn more about Antarctica’s global impact.
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