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ASP response to MBIE mid-term programme review

Authors: Nancy Bertler
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Reports, Publications
Ownership: ASP
Summary: The ASP’s response to, and to be read in conjunction with, MBIE’s mid-term review report of the Antarctic Science Platform’s performance to June 2022.
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Funding Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area

Authors: Ian Hawes, Melissa Climo
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: This document explores how Aotearoa New Zealand can best support our commitment to the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area and its Research and Monitoring Plan.
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Antarctic Sea Ice #1: Physical role and function

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Sea ice – comprising frozen seawater in the form of both moving pack ice and stationary coastal landfast ice (fast ice) – is of major climatic, ecological and societal importance. This summary on SCAR's Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
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Antarctic Sea Ice #2: Biological Importance

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Antarctic sea ice, in the form of immobile coastal “fast ice” and the more extensive moving pack ice supports one of the most extensive and productive ecosystems on Earth and is crucial to the structure and function of Southern Ocean marine ecosystems that are highly attuned to its presence and seasonal rhythms. This summary on SCAR's Antarctic Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
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Antarctic Sea Ice #3: Trends and Future Projections

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Since reliable and continuous satellite records began in 1979, there have been strong regionally- and seasonally-varying patterns of change and variability in sea-ice extent around Antarctica – in contrast to a largely uniform loss of sea ice across the Arctic. This summary on SCAR's Antarctic Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
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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.
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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.
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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: Reports, 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.