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Under the sea ice

Highlights from ecosystems’ research 2021/22

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A team of researchers are working to better understand what the future may hold for Ross Sea ecosystems, both on land and at sea. These are some highlights from 2021/22.
Waikato University professors image from Waikato Uni website

Three new professors announced

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: University of Waikato
Summary: Vice-Chancellor, Professor Neil Quigley today shared the appointment of some distinguished academic staff to the role of Professor.
Atmospheric rivers research illustration from Nature Communications paper

Tropical thunderstorms affect Antarctic melting

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: Victoria University of Wellington
Summary: A train of atmospheric events that starts near New Zealand has been linked to record melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic.
Fig 2 Drilling v2 only 3d GNS Science

June Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Update
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update
Drilling through Antarctic ice

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

Date: 2022
Type: In the media
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.
Our Changing Coastline demo Auckland

A map of the future

Date: 2022
Type: In the media
Authors: Veronika Meduna, New Zealand Geographic
Summary: Sea-level rise doesn’t affect coasts equally—one bay may be drowned while the beach next door remains the same as ever. Predicting sea-level rise needs to take into account tectonic movement of the land, prevailing winds, coastal erosion and Arctic meltwater. Now, the first-ever detailed map of New Zealand’s coastlines shows what may happen.
Ian Hawes

Honour for decades of Antarctic research

Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Summary: Prof Ian Hawes has been awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List.
Hot water drill

The search for answers in the ice

Date: 2022
Type: Update
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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