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Ross Sea Voyage 2024 Robertson Bay

Ross Sea Voyage Update #11: Robertson Bay

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: Icebergs everywhere in Robertson Bay – a corner of the Ross Sea, and a place that acts as a record of change. Conditions allowed the team to complete sediment cores and CTD profiles, before they head north for the return journey to New Zealand.
Ross Sea Voyage 2024: Sunset sea ice

Ross Sea Voyage Update #10: Sea ice, sunsets and science

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: As the vessel works its way south into the Joides Trough, the team is seeing some spectacular sunsets and sharing some incredible imagery, while collecting biophysical baseline data.
Ross Sea Voyage 2024: Sea ice

Ross Sea Voyage Update #9: Sheltering in sea ice

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: The team are hiding in the pack ice! But between the storms, they’ve managed to undertake about 36 hours of science activities, including moorings, CTD profiles, a zooplankton trawl and recovery of a sediment trap.
95 288 Craig Potton

Antarctic Science Platform in the news 2022/23

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Summary: In case you missed it, here are some of the media and outreach opportunities our team was involved in during the past year. There were also public talks, school visits and publications in subscription-based magazines.
Deploy tracemetal sampler Matt Druce

Tangaroa voyage: Phytoplankton in the Ross Sea

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Summary: Researchers returned recently from a 6-week research voyage aboard the RV Tangaroa to the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea region of Antarctica. A total of 333 trace metal concentration and 130 trace metal isotope samples were collected, including characterisation of sea ice and glacial ice. Here's Cliff Law's highlights.
Fish below the platelet layer

Case Study: Bespoke technology is advancing Antarctic research

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Summary: The long-term perspective of the Antarctic Science Platform has afforded research partners the certainty to invest in new equipment.
Drilling through Antarctic ice

‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Authors: The Guardian
Summary: Beneath a vast Antarctic ice shelf, in a cathedral-like cavern hundreds of metres high, are swarms of little shrimp-like creatures in a newly discovered underwater ecosystem that, until recently, had remained an ice-locked secret.
Deployment of KIS-2B well pump

The search for answers in the ice

Date: 2022
Type: Science
Authors: NIWA
Summary: Jessica Rowley talks to three NIWA researchers trying to piece together what’s happening to the world’s largest ice shelf through their Antarctic Science Platform projects.

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