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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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October Update

Date: 2020
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Hikuroa

Welcome to our Antarctic whanau Dr Dan

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Summary: The Antarctic Science Platform is pleased welcome Dr Daniel Hikuroa to the Platform’s Steering Group. He brings brings a wealth of knowledge in weaving Mātauranga Māori into science and environmental decision making, and also has Antarctic field experience.
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September Update

Date: 2020
Type: Update
Modelling Hub fellows

Introducing our modelling fellows

Date: 2020
Type: People
Summary: The Platform is funding 3-year modelling fellowships, through a National Modelling Hub. Our modelling fellows are addressing key questions around better predicting the future contribution Antarctic meltwater to sea level rise, changes in ocean uptake of heat and CO2, changes in ocean currents, sea ice extent, nutrient fluxes, ecosystem dynamics and impacts.
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Supercomputers and super cool science

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release

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