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Ian Hawes

What the future could hold for Antarctica’s unique ecosystems

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctica New Zealand and Ian Hawes
Summary: Kiwi researchers are among twenty-five world-leading Antarctic biologists who have come together to produce a comprehensive “state-of-the-nation” style article on Antarctica’s ecosystems.
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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.
Climate change photo

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.
Caroline

Ka pai Caroline

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Our Antarctic Science Platform Manager, Caroline Pratt, has today received an esteemed career accolade. Caroline has become the first New Zealand-based Research Manager to be made a Fellow of the Australasian Research Management Society.
Sea ice installation

Icy science, but without the scientists on ice

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued to support the Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness, temperature and formation of sea ice, and snow cover in McMurdo Sound, has been retrieved for the summer.
Modelling Hub

A modelling milestone

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The National Modelling Hub will be officially opened by the Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment, at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington today.
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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Supercomputers and super cool science

Date: 2020
Type: Press Release

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