IMAS Weekend Lectures: The Longest Night With the Emperor Penguins

Vanishing Point is an arts/science collaboration to raise awareness about plastics pollution in the ocean. The exhibition will take place at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Hobart waterfront. 
To coincide with this exciting exhibition, throughout winter the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Students will be holding a series of public talks from 11-12am on Saturdays May-July 2015 in the Aurora Lecture Theatre at the IMAS Waterfront Building.
This lecture will be presented by Dr Frederique Olivier
Dr Frederique Olivier (Fred) has a background environmental management and marine ecology and has worked in Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic for 15 years.  Fred’s PhD research focused on monitoring human impacts on Antarctic seabirds and their habitats. From tropical reefs to polar shores, her diverse range of projects has focused on nature and wildlife conservation.  Fred worked as a wilderness photographer, expedition guide, voyage manager, commercial skipper, camera person and media producer, all projects field based as she enjoys the challenges of being autonomous in remote conditions.  As such, she supported many high profile BBC projects such as  “Planet Earth”,  “South Pacific”, and more recently completed a second overwintering expedition with Emperor penguins for BBC “Penguin: Spy in the Huddle”.
In this seminar, Dr Frederique Olivier will show you the behind the scenes of filming emperor penguins through the harsh of Antarctic winter. Emperor are extremely adapted to their environment but are humans? This recent project, which supported the Documentary Series BBC “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle” was also at the heart of a unique collaboration between scientists and filmmakers using remotely controlled robots around the penguins for both filming and science purposes.