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Antarctic science in the New Zealand Herald

John Kerr posted in on August 18th, 2014.

Ahead of next week’s Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research biennial meeting in Auckland, the New Zealand Herald‘s Jamie Morton highlights eight Kiwi research projects currently under way in the deep south. An excerpt (read in full here): Kiwis in Antarctica: Secrets of the ice world 1. Buried climate clues Hidden hundreds of metres below the […]

Unstoppable Antarctic ice sheet collapse – expert responds

Dacia Herbulock posted in on May 14th, 2014.

Major glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are melting faster than expected, and the entire sheet is now headed for inevitable collapse, according to two research papers publicised this week. The first, from the journal Geophysical Research Letters, draws on 40 years of observations of West Antarctica’s glaciers and multiple lines of evidence to conclude that glaciers on the […]

US suspends Antarctic research programme – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 9th, 2013.

Antarctic research programmes are in limbo as funding repercussions from the United States federal shutdown reach the southernmost continent. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) announced yesterday that it will recall scientists and staff from Antarctica due to funding lapses resulting from the government shutdown. In a move that could spell the end of this […]

Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan in Antartica

John Kerr posted in on January 25th, 2012.

In early December 2011 Nine to Noon’s presenter Kathryn Ryan and producer, Caitlin Cherry were invited by Antarctica New Zealand to visit Scott Base on Ross island in Antarctica. You can listen to the resulting podcasts below and on the Radio New Zealand website. Clicking on the links will take you the Radio NZ site […]

Antarctica research frozen without icebreaker

John Kerr posted in on August 25th, 2011.

New Zealand’s Antarctic research body has put several projects on hold due to budget limitations and logistical problems. Antarctica New Zealand, the Crown Entity which manages  New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica, has run into difficulty maintaining it’s research programme. Transport problems were forwarned earlier in the month, when the Antarctia NZ posted on their website: […]

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