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On the Precipice

Authors: GNS Science—Te Pū Ao, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Antarctic Science Platform
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: GNS Science—Te Pū Ao
Summary: The numbers are sharp and the repercussions alarming — but it’s not too late. We still have a chance to curb CO2 emissions before we reach a climate tipping point.
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COP26, the IPCC Report and Antarctic Research

Authors: James Renwick, Nick Golledge and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Key findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report released in August 2021, highlighting Antarctic research and the key role of the continent in Earth’s climate system.
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Choosing the future of Antarctica

Authors: S. R. Rintoul, S.L. Chown, R.M. DeCento, et all
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Papers
Summary: We present two narratives on the future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, from the perspective of an observer looking back from 2070. In the first scenario, greenhouse gas emissions remained unchecked, the climate continued to warm, and the policy response was ineffective; this had large ramifications in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with worldwide impacts. In the second scenario, ambitious action was taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to establish policies that reduced anthropogenic pressure on the environment, slowing the rate of change in Antarctica.
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Platelet Ice: A Unique and Fragile Antarctic Ecosystem

Authors: Natalie Robinson and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Just beneath the sea ice of the Ross Sea lies a fragile and largely unexplored world. Thin, delicate ice crystals come together in a layer, which can be several metres thick, attached to the bottom of the sea ice.
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Antarctic Research and New Zealand’s Climate Future

Authors: James Renwick and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Climate change will be a major policy challenge over the coming decades. New Zealand society will be faced with major changes as we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the changes that are already inevitable
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The Changing Antarctic and Southern Ocean and Pathway to Policy

Authors: Craig Stevens with support from Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Southern Ocean plays a major role in global climate. What happens in this fast-changing region will have huge impacts on New Zealand in the coming decades.
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Connecting Antarctic Science and Policy Workshop

Authors: Natasha Gardiner, Neil Gilbert, Daniela Liggett
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Report of an Antarctic Science Platform Stakeholder Workshop held 9 February 2021 to develop a shared understanding of the Antarctic science-policy interface in a New Zealand context and to identify opportunities and barriers for achieving successful science-policy interactions.
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Ross Sea Marine Protected Area - Report of an Antarctic Science Platform Stakeholder Workshop

Authors: Neil Gilbert, Daniela Liggett, Natasha Gardiner.
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Report of an Antarctic Science Platform Stakeholder Workshop held 19 November 2020 to identify the opportunities for the Platform to support the research needs of the Ross Sea Region MPA.