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For Members of AUSTRALIAN Antarctic Programs, previously called Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE)
Antarctic Division
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Club Berth Voyages
Applications for the Club Berth for the 2020-21 summer season are open.

ANARE Club is now calling for Applications from Members to participate in the 2020-21 Club Berth Voyage generously offered by the Antarctic Division. Applications should be endorsed by the Branch (or National) Presidents. Applications close 30 June 2020. Please refer to the Club Berth Terms and Conditions for appointment.

An Application Form can be downloaded  Application form.pdf or Application form.doc

Please note: The Director of the Australian Antarctic Division, Kim Ellis, allocates a berth position on a Voyage when available. We have not been advised of an offering for the 2020-21 season as yet.

The 2019-20 Voyage Representative was Mr Victor Harry Watt. Victor was on Voyage V2 to Casey in December 2019 and his blog is linked below.
Previous reports can be found here Previous Voyage Reports.

Victor's Antarctic Service

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Davis 1976 Winter Cook

For many years, the Antarctic Division has commonly made available a berth on one of the round-trip voyages during a season to be occupied by a member of the ANARE Club. This chance in a lifetime trip enables a Club member to revisit Antarctica and importantly to recruit new Club members.

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This generous arrangement not only symbolises the good relationship which  exists between the Club and the Division, but also gives our representative a chance to travel south to broaden their Antarctic experience, and more importantly to recruit new Club members among the expeditioners on the voyage and the stations visited.
However, space is usually at a premium and there are a number of competing claims on the berths available.  There are some seasons when operational requirements prevent AAD from making a berth available.

In selecting who should occupy the berth, the Club is looking for someone well able to represent the Club to expeditioners.  This will usually mean, although not necessarily, someone with a long record of membership of ,  and service to ,  the Club. The successful Applicant must be computer literate and be prepared to provide digital updates, imagery and stories of their trip for Aurora. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions of Appointment and Application form on the Club's website.

It will be necessary for the successful candidate to pass the rigorous medical assessment required of all expeditioners. As a precaution we will select a second candidate in case our first choice does not pass the assessment.
You should note that holding the Club berth will involve some costs for which you will be personally liable. They will not be paid by the Club.

These include expenses associated with medical examinations, the cost of travel between your home and the ports of embarkation and disembarkation and associated accommodation. While you are on the voyage you will be kitted and maintained by the Division.

The Club will advise members when applications are being sought by placing a notice in Aurora and posting on this website.
Details of the application process will be included in that advice.

Previous Anare Club Berth Representatives
and their Voyage Reports can be viewed here A suggested Action plan for selected Club Berth Representatives is also linked to the Club Berth Voyage Report webpage.

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