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Choosing the future for antarctica

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.
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Antarctic ecosystem in transition – life between stresses and opportunities

Authors: Julian Gutt, Enrique Isla, José C. Xavier et all
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Papers
Summary: Important findings from the second decade of the 21st century on the impact of environmental change on biological pro-cesses in the Antarctic were synthesised by 26 international experts. Ten key messages emerged that have stakeholder-relevance and/or a high impact for the scientific community.
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Ocean mixing and heat transport processes observed under the Ross Ice Shelf control its basal melting

Authors: Stevens, C., Hulbe, C., Brewer, M., et al.
Year Published: 2020
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: ASP
Summary: This published PNAS research article describes measurements of the ocean beneath the centre of the Ross Ice Shelf, to better understanding the complex processes that drive melting.