NZARI is seeking investigator‐initiated proposals for short‐term research projects (one year in duration and requests of up to $100,000 excl. GST). In exceptional cases, and where justified, support may be considered for more than one year.
The October Science Update listed Dr Graham Hill and Dr Huw Horgan as recipients of Marsden awards that had an Antarctic Science component. Several recipients of this e-mail noted that there were another couple of successful Marsden awards that have a significant Antarctic component. These are:
Some New Zealand-based recipients of this update may have seen Antarctic footage appearing on TV3 over November.
Hamish Clark from TV3 was at Scott Base and completed a number of live crosses from Antarctica. One of these featured Wolfgang Rack from Gateway Antarctica at University of Canterbury, Pat Langhorne from University of Otago and Vonda Cummings from NIWA. Watch the video.
Earlier in November, TV3 also interviewed Steve Pointing Steve Pointing from Auckland University of Technology's School of Applied Sciences on the Deep South National Science challenge. Watch the video.
There are a number of key SCAR activities and events that I have highlighted in the following section. For more information about SCAR visit their website at: www.scar.org.
SCAR Open Science Conference
Remember that the registration for the SCAR Open Science Conference opens on December 2 (this coming Monday). For more information, please visit the Conference website at: www.scar2014.com Remember, early bird registration will save you $200 so make sure you register.
SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan Retreat
The SCAR Horizon Scan Retreat will be held from the 20th to the 23rd April 2014 in Queenstown. The attendee list has been released on the Horizon Scan
website at: http://www.scar.org/horizonscanning/retreatattendees.html Out of the 75 delegates selected, 10 are based in New Zealand.
SCAR science programme implementation plan
AnT-ERA or Antarctic Thresholds - Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation is one of SCAR's science biology programmes. AnT-ERA's implementation plan is published in the journal "Polarforschung" and available at the following link: http://www.scar.org/researchgroups/progplanning/#AntETR !
There are also a number of AnT-ERA related sessions at the SCAR Open Science Conference in Auckland in August 2014. In the conference program (see link below) you can find the AnT-ERA sessions as sessions 29 to 32. (http://www.scar2014.com/programme/2014-scar-open-science-conference-sessions/)
Gillian Wratt's book marking the 25th anniversary of COMNAP will be launched in Christchurch next week. The book is titled "A Story of Antarctic Co-operation: 25 Years of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs" and provides an excellent insight into COMNAP and gives a great overview of its activities over the past 25 years.