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Drilling through Antarctic ice

‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

Date: 2022
Type: In the media
Authors: The Guardian
Summary: Beneath a vast Antarctic ice shelf, in a cathedral-like cavern hundreds of metres high, are swarms of little shrimp-like creatures in a newly discovered underwater ecosystem that, until recently, had remained an ice-locked secret.
Our Changing Coastline demo Auckland

A map of the future

Date: 2022
Type: In the media
Authors: Veronika Meduna, New Zealand Geographic
Summary: Sea-level rise doesn’t affect coasts equally—one bay may be drowned while the beach next door remains the same as ever. Predicting sea-level rise needs to take into account tectonic movement of the land, prevailing winds, coastal erosion and Arctic meltwater. Now, the first-ever detailed map of New Zealand’s coastlines shows what may happen.
Ian Hawes

Honour for decades of Antarctic research

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Summary: Prof Ian Hawes has been awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List.
Hot water drill

The search for answers in the ice

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: NIWA
Summary: Jessica Rowley talks to three NIWA researchers trying to piece together what’s happening to the world’s largest ice shelf through their Antarctic Science Platform projects.
Emperor penguins

Antarctica: coming to a postcode near you

Report shows dramatic Antarctic change with global consequences
Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Climate change is having significant impacts on Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and life, with far-reaching global consequences, according to a new report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) released on May 24 at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Berlin.
Cold Call original banner

Cold Call: Edition Four

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Policy-relevant Antarctic science updates
Sea level rise

Predicting sea level rise for Aotearoa New Zealand

Date: 2022
Authors: NZ SeaRise
Summary: For the first time, New Zealanders can see how much and how fast sea level will rise in their neighbourhood based on expert data and Antarctic science.
Sterechinus

April Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update

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