2021 ANTARCTIC SCIENCE CONFERENCE - ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE MONDAY!
Abstract submissions for the joint New Zealand Antarctic Science and NZ Snow and Ice Research Group Conference close Monday 2nd November 2020 (there will be no extension this year due to the condensed timeline imposed by the Christmas/New Year break).
Click here for the conference website and to access the abstract submission portal.
All abstracts will be sent for external peer review and delegates can expect to hear back regarding the outcome by early December.
Conference registrations will open in November - keep an eye on the conference website for updates.
Travel Grants available - apply now!
Travel Grants co-sponsored by NZARI and Bodeker Scientific are available for students and Early Career Researchers (within 5 years of PhD completion) who will be presenting either a talk or a poster at the 2021 Antarctic Science Conference.
Click here for more details and to download the application form. The completed form must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday 30 November.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW DATA CURATOR BECKY MACNEIL!
We are excited to announce the appointment of Rebecca (Becky) Macneil to the newly established role of Science Advisor – Data Curator. Becky has a long and successful track record with the Antarctica New Zealand whānau. In this new role, she will support the Antarctic Science Platform and the wider New Zealand Antarctic research community with the important legacy of our collective research activities through data curation and public access. Becky brings a wealth of experience to her new role along with her extensive network with the research community and will commence her role on the 9th of November. Welcome, Becky!
Becky Macneil at Cape Royds. Photo: Fiona Shanhun
ANTARCTIC SCIENCE PLATFORM
For latest Platform updates, please click here.
Welcome to our Antarctic whānau Dr Dan Hikuroa
The Antarctic Science Platform is pleased to welcome Dr Daniel (Dan) Hikuroa to the team. Dan, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the Platform’s Steering Group - the group responsible for oversight and governance. Dan takes up the position vacated by Craig Ellison. The Platform would also like to take this opportunity to thank Craig for his important contribution to the Platform over the last 18 months. Click here to read more.
Dr Daniel Hikuroa. Photo supplied.
The Inaugural Antarctic Science Platform Conference
We invite our collaborators, stakeholders and the wider science community to a discussion on Antarctica’s impact on the global earth system, and how this might change in a +2°C (Paris agreement) world. The conference provides an opportunity for the Antarctic Science Platform team to present an update on the research, and to discuss successes, challenges and the next steps. To learn more, register and submit abstracts, please visit our website here.
SCOTT BASE REDEVELOPMENT
Antarctica New Zealand has been working with scientists to relocate some long-term experiments at Scott Base which could be impacted by the redevelopment. A representative of the redevelopment team is heading south this season with scientists to complete a range of activities relating to this work, including installing new equipment and conducting a survey to identify possible relocation sites for the experiments.
Additionally, a team of hydrographers from New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) are bound for Antarctica as part of the NZDF’s long-standing commitment to supporting scientific and environmental programmes on the ice. The team are working with Antarctica New Zealand to gather information on the depth of the sea floor and underwater conditions around the Pram Point area. The information collected from the hydrography survey will be used to verify previous work conducted by Antarctica New Zealand and confirm specific logistical requirements for the Redevelopment project and ongoing scientific operations.