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Professor Pat Langhorne awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Pat Langhorne_AntarcticProfessor Pat Langhorne was awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science in the 2019 New Year's honours list.

The New Zealand Antarctic Medal is awarded for "New Zealanders and other persons who either individually or as members of a New Zealand programme in the Antarctic region have made an outstanding contribution to exploration, scientific research, conservation, environmental protection, or knowledge of the Antarctic region; or in support of New Zealand's objectives or operations, or both, in the Antarctic region."

The citation states: "Professor Pat Langhorne is New Zealand's foremost sea-ice scientist with a specific focus on ice physics and has been travelling to Antarctica on research visits for more than 30 years, primarily through the New Zealand Antarctic Programme in the Ross Dependency."

Read the full citation here