Antarctic Science Platform

Supporting excellent science to understand Antarctica's impact on the global earth system.

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

Our work in Antarctica

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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- Atmosphere Coupling

Project Three: Projecting Ross Sea Region ecosystem changes in a warming world

Project Four: Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks

Updates

Opportunities
9 April 2020

Two new PhD opportunities with Project Three

The Antarctic Science Platform is thrilled to offer two new PhD opportunities associated with Project Three, projecting Ross Sea Region ecosystem changes in a warming world. The first PhD project is looking at the impact of regio… Read More

Opportunities
10 March 2020

PhD Scholarship: Distribution modelling of Antarctic species

Another PhD opportunity is available with Project Three, this time based at the University of Canterbury. The Tonkin Lab is looking for a student to develop and apply process-explicit species distribution models and various other… Read More

Opportunities
10 February 2020

PhD Scholarship: Extracting and compiling knowledge of biology across the Ross Sea Region

Project Three is looking for a PhD student to join Dr Charles Lee at the University of Waikato and Fraser Morgan at Manaaki Whenua to create an informatic pipeline capable of retrieving biological information from a variety of da… Read More

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