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24 October 2014

"The Antarctic Apprent-ICE!"

The Antarctic Apprent-ICE is a collaboration between Antarctica New Zealand, BCITO and Certified Builders Association of New Zealand Inc to develop sustainable leadership opportunities through short term professional development projects in Antarctica.

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Weddell seals exploring the deep, forever changing Antarctic marine science

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.

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Leading Antarctic researcher wins global award

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.

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LINZ formalises Antarctica New Zealand relationship

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.

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Freak waves prove to be ultimate icebreaker

''Freak waves'' observed by early Antarctic explorers break up sea ice hundreds of kilometres from the open water, New Zealand researchers have found.

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Growth in penguin numbers cold comfort

The annual penguin census by Antarctica New Zealand and Landcare Research has shown that Adelie penguins number are booming in the chilly western Ross Sea region, while elsewhere in Antarctica they are plummeting.

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West Antarctic ice melting at alarming rates

The West Antarctic ice sheet is starting to slowly collapse.  A panel of Antarctic experts from NZ and the US debate how climate change is affecting Antarctica.

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NZSAR awards certificate to NZ and US Antarctic Programmes

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.

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Antarctic website links science and policy

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.

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NZARI Director discusses the relevance of recent East Antarctic study to New Zealand

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.

 

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Top scientists debate issues facing Antarctica

New Zealand is playing host to an inaugural conference to help set the agenda for future Antarctic research.

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Antarctic runway feeling the heat

NZ Government is being urged to consider setting aside funding for an ice runway servicing US and NZ operations in Antarctica.

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Scientists and policymakers discuss Antarctica in Queenstown

Scientists and policymakers will meet in Queenstown this week to discusss the biggest issues facing Antarctica over the next two decades.

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Antarctica New Zealand Chairman joins The Nation panel on TV3

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.

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Top Antarctic scientists warn NZ 'not ready' for worst as climate changes

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 .

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World Antarctic focus on New Zealand

The inaugural Antarctic and Southern Ocean Horizon Scan 'A View Beyond the Horizon:  Future Directions in Antarctic Science' is being held in Queenstown this Easter.

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Voice for Antarctica 'down on the ice'

Nelson's Mike Armstrong has returned from Antarctica with new convictions about the value of ice science in unlocking the secrets of climate change.

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The 1st Martha T. Muse Fellows Colloquium

A panel of Martha Muse Prize awardees and guests address the topic "Beyond the Horizon - Antarctica and the Southern Ocean 2065" in Queenstown on Tuesday April 22nd 2014.

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Adélie penguin population approaches 30-year high

The Adélie penguin population in Antarctica's Ross Sea is booming, with numbers looking to be the highest they've been for 30 years.

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No ordinary place, No ordinary assignment

Follow Marli and Michael on their journey of discovery with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards. 

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Life on the ice is pretty cool

University of Waikato researchers joint ScienceAlert for a chat to answer all of your questions about working in Antarctica. 

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Google Hangout: What's it really like to be a scientist in Antarctica?

University of Waikato researchers joint ScienceAlert for a chat to answer all of your questions about working in Antarctica. 

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Canadian research student optimistic about future after Antarctic expedition with NZ

A research student from St Francis Xavier University has just returned from a trip of a lifetime - a three-week expedition in Antarctica. 

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Keen interest in FREE Marine and Antarctic Science course

University of Tasmania has launched a FREE online introductory course in Marine and Antarctic Science. 

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New York Air National Guard closes 2013-14 Antarctic season

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.

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Antarctic organisations launch fellowships

Three leading Antarctic organisations, SCAR, COMNAP and CCAMLR, provide funding opportunities for early career researchers.

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Aerial drones put to use by Antarctic scientists

New Zealand scientists are using an aerial drone to map organisms living in the Dry Valleys in Antarctica.

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Journey to the Auckland Islands

NZARI's Director explains why New Zealand scientists are keen to set up a base on one of the most remote and inhospitable spots on Earth.

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Science in Antarctica is no picnic

Doing science in Antarctica is far from easy and not just because of the freezing weather.

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There’s snow feeling like subzero Parkrun

University of Canterbury PCAS (Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies) students take part in an Antarctic Parkrun.

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NZ scientists research killer whale diet

NZ scientists collect skin samples from killer whales in Antarctica to help uncover how much toothfish they are eating.

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Polar plunge part of learning curve

Sir Peter Blake Trust Antarctic Youth Ambassador, Hamish Laing, experiences a 'double' polar plunge.

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High risk life for the adelie penguin

Find out why there's more to being an Adelie penguin than cuddly chicks and icebergs.

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Lonely summer for Antarctic researchers

Some NZ Antarctic researchers are spending their summer with thousands of Adelie penguins at Cape Bird.

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Penguin chick numbers fall in Antarctica

Why do chick survival rates appear to be falling at Cape Bird this season.

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Antarctica 101 for newbies

Take a look at the course visitors to Scott Base have to complete on arrival in Antarctica.

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Where Antarctica resembles Central Otago

Not all of Antarctica is covered in snow and ice - the Dry Valleys visually resemble areas of Central Otago and Canterbury but what lives there is very special.

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The marathon on ice

Each year staff and scientists at the US NSF McMurdo Station and Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base take part in an Antarctic marathon.

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Surviving the night outdoors in Antarctica

TVNZ's Will Hine was one day into his Antarctic visit and on an overnight course in outdoor living and survival - a prerequisite for staff and scientists working in Antarctica.

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The vastness of Antarctica floored me

TVNZ reporter Will Hine had eight hours in a Hercules to ponder what his first reaction to Antarctica might be.

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Nigel Latta heads to the ice

Nigel Latta and Razor Films head to the icy continent to film a science documentary.

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How to make Antarctic water drinkable

Steve Denby returns to the ice, making fresh water from sea water for Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base.

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Bottom-up research to understand Antarctic predator diets

Dr Jonathan Banks is working on an international NZARI funded project examing how climate change is affecting Antarctica's top predators.

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Diving into the pale blue light

PhD student Tyler Mackey spent a month gathering bacteria from under an ice-covered lake in Antarctica this season.

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One very cool cook!

Antarctica New Zealand Winter Chef, Bobbie McSweeney, spends a third year at Scott Base.

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Did Scott brew beer in Antarctica?

Lizzie Meek, Antarctic Heritage Trust's Head Conservator, has made some unusual discoveries in her career on the ice.

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