Menu Close
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Dr Tony Press is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. He was the CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre from 2009 to 2014. From 1998-2008 he was the Director of the Australian Antarctic Division. Tony chaired the Antarctic Treaty’s Committee for Environmental Protection from 2002 to 2006. He was Australia’s representative to the CEP and Alternative Representative to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings from 1999 to 2008 and Australia’s Commissioner for the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources from 1998 to 2008. He has a BSc (Hons 1) and PhD from the University of Sydney.


  • 2009–2014
    CEO, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC
  • 1998–2008
    Director, Australian Antarctic Division


  • 1981 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1976 
    University of Sydney, BSc (Hons 1)

Research Areas

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
  • Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change (050101)