The Platform supports four large scale research projects that fall under two main Programmes; the Antarctic ice-ocean-atmosphere system in a warming world and Ross Sea Region ecosystem dynamics in a warming world.
The funding is for $49 million over seven years.
In Budget 2017 a new Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) for Antarctic science was announced. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment then invited Antarctica New Zealand to develop a plan to host the Antarctic Science Platform. In 2018 MBIE contracted Antarctica New Zealand to host the Antarctic Science Platform. More information about the Platform can be found here
The Antarctic Science Platform comprises of four major projects, each with it's own team of world leading scientists and research priorities. Find out more about the projects below:
Project One: Antarctic Ice Dynamics
Project Two: Antarctic Ocean Mechanics
Project Four: Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks
Antarctica contains an enormous amount of the world’s fresh water, 90 percent of it is ice and if it all melted it could raise sea level by 60 metres, says Professor Tim Naish in the second episode of Water—Rapuhia, kimihia: Quest for knowledge.
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