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Ice edge crack up with seal from helo

Antarctic Science Platform Submission on Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways 2021 Green Paper

Authors: Nancy Bertler, Melissa Climo
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A submission made to MBIE’s Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways process, contributing to design of Aotearoa New Zealand’s future research, science and innovation system.
Figure 1 diverse and pristine Antarctic seafloor communities

Changes in the Ross Sea and the future of carbon storage

Authors: Miles Lamare, Vonda Cummings, Ian Hawes and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Southern Ocean mops up anthropogenic CO2 emissions. But acting as a ‘sink’ for this excess heat and carbon dioxide is having an effect on the ocean and the ecosystems it supports.
Air flask collecting

The Southern Ocean carbon sink: Will it fill up?

Authors: Jocelyn Turnbull and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A key question for understanding future climate impacts is what drives the uptake of carbon into sinks, and how that might change. The Southern Ocean absorbs by far the most carbon dioxide of any region of the world.
Science in the field

New Zealand Antarctic Stakeholder Workshop 2022

Authors: Natasha Gardiner, Neil Gilbert, Daniela Liggett
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Report of an Antarctic Science Platform Workshop held 3 December 2021 to bring together New Zealand’s Antarctic policy and decision-making community to explore the current state of Antarctic science-policy interactions and identify any potential new or improved ways of working.
Scott Base sunrise

What's going on with Antarctica's weather?

Authors: Tim Naish, James Renwick, Kyle Clem and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: One of the coldest places on Earth recently experienced a spike in temperature 40°C above normal. Should we be worried?
Pressure Ridges Kitty Niven

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.
Antarctica image

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.
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.