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December Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Publications, an update from our teams in the field and the survival of emperor penguins.
Sympagic community sampler in action

Synthesis of the Independent Science Panel's review of the Platform

A position paper for the Antarctic Science Platform’s midterm review
Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: To support the Platform’s midterm review, in early 2022 the ISP assessed the performance of the Platform to date, the research activities planned for the remainder of the current contract, and what a second tranche of funding should consider.
Natalie Robinson field camp Oct 2022 Credit Anthony Powell

November Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Update
Summary: Updates from our teams on the field, research highlights from 2021/22, and save the date for the New Zealand – Australia Antarctic Science Conference 2023.
Richard Levy

Richard Levy honoured with a BLAKE Award

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: Congratulations to Dr Richard Levy, who has received a 2022 BLAKE Leader Award for his role in studying climate change. 
Antarctic Treaty System NZ delegation

Case Study: Scientific advice to international Antarctic Treaty meetings

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: New Zealand is one of 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty (signed in 1959), and these annual international meetings are a key target for the Platform’s research data, findings and new understandings.
Deploying NZ oceanographic mooring equipment in the Ross Sea

Case Study: International cooperation and ocean monitoring in the Ross Sea

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: The Antarctic Science Platform is collaborating across New Zealand and with other nations to share and deploy resources into Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Fish below the platelet layer

Case Study: Bespoke technology is advancing Antarctic research

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: The long-term perspective of the Antarctic Science Platform has afforded research partners the certainty to invest in new equipment.
Sampling soils for microbiological analyses in Victoria Valley.

Case Study: Machine learning-assisted meta-analysis of biological research in Antarctica

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: To understand what Antarctic ecosystems may look like in a warming world, it’s critical to first comprehensively understand the current-day biodiversity and biogeography.

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