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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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Cold Call: December 2020

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Date: 2020
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Cold Call delivers policy-relevant Antarctic science insights. In other words, we’ll bring you hot topics, from the coldest places. And we’ll take care of the logistics: important polar science and policy advances will be translated, summarised with 3-4 updates per year
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Official Modelling Hub Opening and Antarctic Science Platform Conference

Date: 2020
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: On the 17th of November, Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment opened the National Modelling Hub. It is the first of its kind in New Zealand and is a collaboration between the Platform, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, NIWA and GNS Science.

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