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2021 Tangaroa Voyage: Climate monitoring at key Antarctic ocean gateways

Date: 2021
Authors: NIWA Principal Scientist, Marine Physics, Dr Craig Stevens
Summary: In early January the NIWA vessel RV Tangaroa headed off to the Southern Ross Sea to conduct a range of science including some Platform-supported hydrographic timeseries mooring work along the Ross Sea continental shelf break - near Cape Adare.
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Kiwi research team first to use planes to measure Antarctic sea ice

Date: 2021
Type: In the media
Authors: Antarctica New Zealand
Summary: A New Zealand research team has achieved a major milestone – being the first in the world to measure the thickness of Antarctic sea ice from the air. The team, led by University of Canterbury glaciologist Wolfgang Rack, has just published its findings, after using a modified plan towing special electromagnetic equipment to measure an 800-kilometre stretch of ice in the Ross Sea.
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Bird's Icy View

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctica New Zealand
Summary: A Kiwi research team has, for the first time ever, used a fixed wing aircraft to measure the thickness of a huge area of sea ice in Antarctica.
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December Update

Date: 2020
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update
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Change on ice

Date: 2020
Type: In the media
Summary: Otago scientists are taking prominent roles in an important Antarctic Science Platform programme to investigate how a warming world will impact ecosystems in the Ross Sea. Will two degrees be too much?
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Climate emergency chance to use evidence-based solutions

Date: 2020
Type: In the media
Authors: Otago Daily Times
Summary: Declaring a climate emergency shows New Zealand is committed to evidence-based solutions in the face of the world’s most challenging problems, University of Otago PhD student Olivia Truax says. Ms Truax, from the university’s geology department, was among a group of Antarctic scientists who supported Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s declaration of a climate emergency this month.
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Antarctic scientists support climate emergency

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctica New Zealand
Summary: Antarctic scientists say the Prime Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in New Zealand is an important signal to industry and communities, to consider climate change consequences in all their decision-making efforts.

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