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Drilling at Siple Coast
3 February 2020

Drilling for icy answers

This summer, nearly one thousand kilometres from Scott Base across the world’s largest ice shelf, a team of Kiwi researchers plunged to new depths. The team used hot water to drill 600 metres though the Ross Ice Shelf, at an are… Read More

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2 December 2019

Antarctica to London

“One of the biggest, most urgent questions is how Antarctica is responding to climate change, and what are its impacts on humanity”. Professor Tim Naish, from Victoria University of Wellington, isn’t one to shy away from the big … Read More

Scientists studying in Dry Valleys
21 November 2019

Ten million dollar plan

It’s the driest, coldest, windiest, place on Earth ... yet millions of critters still flourish in Antarctica. And now, thanks to 10 million dollars of multi-year funding, we’re going to know more about them and how they’ll adapt … Read More

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24 October 2019

Contestable funding recipients announced

One hundred thousand dollars has been awarded to six new Antarctic science projects. The grants have been funded by the Antarctic Science Platform, and are for early career researchers and the interpretation of existing data. Si… Read More

Tim Naish
18 September 2019

Welcome Tim Naish

The Antarctic Science Platform is delighted to announce a new addition to its leadership team, internationally renowned Antarctic scientist, Professor Tim Naish. The Victoria University of Wellington Professor will look after a … Read More

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5 July 2019

New Zealand scientists to launch world-leading climate change study in Antarctica

An expedition to study the ocean around Antarctica and its impact on climate change has been given the green light. ‘Antarctic ocean mechanics: past, present and future' is a six year programme that will be led by the National … Read More