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26 November 2021

Marsden Success!

Antarctic science has received four Marsden Fund grants. And what variety! The secrets of snow and phytoplankton, molecular time capsules, the edge of human existence - we keep finding new frontiers.Congratulations to:Dr Ruzica D… Read More

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18 November 2021

'Making a difference': Antarctic researchers honoured

Professor Gary Wilson has been awarded the Thomson Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for his leadership in developing New Zealand's international profile in Antarctic Research.The Thomson Medal is awarded for outstanding contrib… Read More

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9 November 2021

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future

Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.The Antarctic research project will investig… Read More

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2 November 2021

UC research into decarbonising Antarctic science

A UC research project evaluating the feasibility of hydrogen production in Antarctica could help to reduce carbon emissions in the future by replacing fossil fuels with a zero-carbon alternative. Read More

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2 November 2021

Searching for answers: Supercooled crystals and fast ice

New Zealand and Korean scientists have teamed up for a two-week field campaign to search for crucial information about what is happening below the surface on the Antarctic coast, and what this may mean for our wildlife, oceans an… Read More