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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) 2019-2020
Topic  Expert Group Leader

Oversight EXCOM member

Air Operations
(includes RPA-WG)
Paul Sheppard  John Guldahl
Pavel Kapler and 
Patrice Bretel​
Uwe Nixdorf
Environmental Protection​ Ceisha Poirot​ Ho Il Yoon​
Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine (JEGHBM)​ Anne Hicks
​Kelly Falkner ​
Safety​ ​Simon Trotter  Agnieszka Kruszewska
Robb Clifton  ​Kelly Falkner​
Marine Platforms​ Miguel Ojeda
 ​Sergio Gago Guida
Education, Outreach & Training 
Dragomir Mateev
Agnieszka Kruszewska​​​​
Windows Auth

 Upcoming Events

COMNAP AGM XXXII (2020) & SCAR Meetings
The COMNAP Annual General Meeting (AGM) XXXII 2020 will be held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, hosted by our colleagues at the Australian Antarctic Division from 3-6 August 2020.  The COMNAP Symposium will be held on 2 August 2020. Further information will be available soon.
More Information: COMNAP AGM XXXII (2020)