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Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.
KJ Seaice lightcorrect

Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: 08/09/2021 2:00 pm A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.
La Rue Scott Base Lucy Howell

Spying on seals from space

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A first-of-its-kind research project will use data collected from high-resolution satellite images to help scientists gain insights into Weddell Seal populations in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region.
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.
EM Bird flying

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.

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