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October Update

30 October 2020

Welcome to our Antarctic whānau Dr Dan Hikuroa

The Antarctic Science Platform is pleased to welcome Dr Daniel Hikuroa to the team. Dan, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the Platform’s Steering Group - the group responsible for oversight and governance.

Dan takes up the position vacated by Craig Ellison. The Platform would also like to take this opportunity to thank Craig for his important contribution to the Platform over the last 18 months. You can read more here.

The Inaugural Antarctic Science Platform Conference

We invite our collaborators, stakeholders and the wider science community to a discussion on Antarctica’s impact on the global earth system, and how this might change in a +2°C (Paris agreement) world. The conference provides an opportunity for the Antarctic Science Platform team to present an update on the research, and to discuss successes, challenges and the next steps. To learn more, register and submit abstracts, please visit our webpage here.

Research Management Impact: Australasian Research Management Society Conference Presentation

The Antarctic Science Platform Manager, Caroline Pratt and contractor Mel Climo have been invited to present a Research Management Impact Case Study at the Australasian Research Management Society Conference next month. Their Case Study highlights how Antarctica New Zealand has established a Research Management Platform, to host the Antarctic Science Platform.

Welcome Rebecca (Becky) Macneil to her new appointment of Science Advisor – Data Curator!

We are excited to announce the appointment of Becky to the newly established role of Science Advisor – Data Curator. Becky has a long and successful track record with the Antarctica New Zealand whānau. In this new role, she will support the Antarctic Science Platform and the wider New Zealand Antarctic research community with the important legacy of our collective research activities through data curation and public access . Becky’s brings a wealth of experience to her new role along with her extensive network with the research community and will commence in her new role on the 9th of November. Welcome, Becky!