Ian Hawes

Antarctica's ICEperts - Diving in Antarctica

6 August 2020

Our Antarctic ICEperts webinar series will unpack life in Antarctica, while highlighting the important research conducted by the Antarctic Science Platform over the last three years. This science will inform policy makers understanding of Antarctica’s impact on the global earth system and how this might change in a +2˚C (Paris Agreement) world.

This week, we are joined by Programme 2 Leader Professor Ian Hawes, who will share just some of his 40 years’ experience in Antarctic Research and Antarctic diving!

Further details and registration below:

Date: Thursday 13 August
Diving in Antarctica

Take a polar plunge with our scuba science superstar Professor Ian Hawes. Learn about the history of diving in Antarctica, the science, hear first-hand what it’s like to dive under the sea ice in McMurdo Sound and in the lakes of the Dry Valleys, and find out what the future holds for a handful of hardy scientists who tackle water temperatures below zero to unlock climate change secrets buried in the icy deep.

Who? Professor Ian Hawes.

Ian Hawes has spent more than 500 hours underwater in Antarctica and has been involved in polar research for 40 years. He began his career with the British Antarctic Survey and moved to New Zealand in the 80s. Since moving to New Zealand Ian has been involved in research into inland and coastal waters in the Ross Sea Region. With an impressive CV filled with international science collaborations Ian Hawes is one of the most well-respected Antarctic researchers in the country. When he’s not underwater in Antarctica he leads Programme Two at the Antarctic Science Platform and is a Professor at the University of Waikato.

Register to this webinar https://bit.ly/2DDgdZG