24 October 2014
For most of us the Antarctic is a vast mysterous wilderness of extraordinary beauty, that, even today after more than a century’s exploration, we know very little about. What we are now beginning to realise is the importance of this great southern continent in regulating Earth’s climate.
Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, has received a prestigious international award for his outstanding research into understanding Antarctica’s response to past and present climate change and the role of Antarctica’s ice sheets in global sea-level change through time.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Antarctica New Zealand have today signed a historic Record of Understanding – formalising their longstanding relationship and strengthening their ongoing commitment to collaborative projects on the world’s coldest continent.
New Zealand Search and Rescue (NZSAR) has recognized the cooperation between Antarctica New Zealand and the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) in response to the loss of a Twin Otter aircraft and its crew in Antarctica in January 2013.
A major new initiative by Antarctica New Zealand and Landcare Research, the Antarctic Environments Portal, bridges the gap between scientists and decision makers by bringing science knowledge to the fingertips of policy makers.
A new study by researchers in Germany has found thawing of the Wilkes Basin in East Antarctica could trigger an unstoppable slide of ice into the ocean and raise sea levels by three to four metres over the next thousand years.
Scientists and policymakers will meet in Queenstown this week to discusss the biggest issues facing Antarctica over the next two decades.
TV3 The Nation's Lisa Owen wraps up the week with panelists Antarctica New Zealand Board Chair Rob Fenwick, Auckland University Associate Professor Damon Salesa and Herald on Sunday Deputy Editor Jonathan Milne.
TV3 The Nation's Lisa Owen talks to US Professor Chuck Kennicutt and NZ Professor Gary Wilson about how climate change is affecting Antarctica and the impact that it's having on New Zealand .
University of Waikato researchers joint ScienceAlert for a chat to answer all of your questions about working in Antarctica.
A research student from St Francis Xavier University has just returned from a trip of a lifetime - a three-week expedition in Antarctica.
University of Tasmania has launched a FREE online introductory course in Marine and Antarctic Science.
10 ski-equipped LC-130 cargo planes to fly 1,100 researchers, support staff and cargo to New Zealand instead of C-17 GlobemasterIII jets.
Dr Jonathan Banks is working on an international NZARI funded project examing how climate change is affecting Antarctica's top predators.