Antarctic Science Platform

Supporting excellent science to understand Antarctica's impact on the global earth system.

The Platform supports four large scale research projects that fall under two main Programmes; the Antarctic ice-ocean-atmosphere system in a warming world and Ross Sea Region ecosystem dynamics in a warming world.

The funding is for $49 million over seven years.

In Budget 2017 a new Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) for Antarctic science was announced. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment then invited Antarctica New Zealand to develop a plan to host the Antarctic Science Platform. In 2018 MBIE contracted Antarctica New Zealand to host the Antarctic Science Platform. More information about the Platform can be found here

Our work in Antarctica

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The Antarctic Science Platform comprises of four major projects, each with it's own team of world leading scientists and research priorities. Find out more about the projects below:

Project One: Antarctic Ice Dynamics

Project Two: Antarctic Ocean Mechanics

Project Three: Projecting Ross Sea Region ecosystem changes in a warming world

Project Four: Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks

Antarctica's ICEperts - Webinar Series

Our Antarctic ICEperts webinar series will unpack life in Antarctica, while highlighting the important research conducted by the Antarctic Science Platform over the last three years. This science will inform policy makers understanding of Antarctica’s impact on the global earth system and how this might change in a +2˚C (Paris Agreement) world.

Updates

ASP Scaled
29 October 2020

Antarctic Science Platform Update: October

Welcome to our Antarctic whānau Dr Dan HikuroaThe Antarctic Science Platform is pleased to welcome Dr Daniel Hikuroa to the team. Dan, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the Platform’s Steering… Read More

Hikuroa
23 October 2020

Welcome to our Antarctic whanau Dr Dan

Nau mai, haere mai, tautī mai ki Te Tiri O Te Moana.The Antarctic Science Platform is pleased welcome Dr Daniel Hikuroa to the team.Dan, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the Platform’s Steeri… Read More

Opportunities
8 October 2020

PhD Scholarship - Machine learning for uncertainties of past ice-volume changes

A fully funded PhD position is available at Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre (ARC), to use Machine Learning methods for improving our understanding of uncertainties of past ice-volume and global tempe… Read More

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