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Ka pai Caroline

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
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November Update

Date: 2020
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
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Scott Base staff continue Antarctic scientific project with coaching from New Zealand-based experts

Date: 2020
Type: In the media
Authors: Holly Henry, Newshub
Summary: Antarctica New Zealand has been able to continue an important project without all the scientists on the ice.
Sea ice installation

Icy science, but without the scientists on ice

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued to support the Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness, temperature and formation of sea ice, and snow cover in McMurdo Sound, has been retrieved for the summer.
Modelling Hub

A modelling milestone

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The National Modelling Hub will be officially opened by the Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment, at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington today.
Nansen Ice Shelf Won Sang Lee Korean Polar Research Institute

Policy implications of Antarctic ice sheet melting and global sea-level research

Date: 2020
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Professor Tim Naish and Associate Professor Richard Levy
Summary: Sea-level rise will affect parts of New Zealand in different ways. Projections beyond 2050 are uncertain, because it depends how fast we act to reduce global CO2 emissions. This uncertainty is a major challenge to decision-makers. Understanding the melting of Antarctica’s ice sheets, a major driver of sea-level rise, is crucial for future planning and policy decision-making.
Snow algae

A Greener Antarctica

Date: 2020
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Professor Ian Hawes – Antarctic Science Platform Programme Leader
Summary: Green snow is a visible marker of environmental change in polar regions. The colour is due to a group of algae. While conditions for snow algae ecosystems are rare in the Ross Sea sector of Antarctica — it is too cold — snow algae are a good illustration of the complex changes that can happen in fragile ecosystems as climate change accelerates.
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A Climate Crisis Opportunity?

Policy implications of COVID-19 on climate change mitigation and adaptation
Date: 2020
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Professor Tim Naish, Professor Andrea Dutton (guest contributor & visiting Fullbright Scholar )
Summary: The global coronavirus pandemic provides a source of hope that we can combat a common threat and that rapid social transformation is possible within a very short time-frame. We need this hope, because global cooperation is essential for tackling climate change. Our world is interconnected, and there is an opportunity to improve environmental and social outcomes as we rebuild from the pandemic.

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