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Polar Environments News and events

New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:40am

The Otago Museum is hosting the 2017 New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference in associated with the Polar Environments Research Theme. The conference will focus on how to detect, pre-empt and attribute changes, to quantify and predict the rate and magnitude of changes to the ocean, cryosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. For more information visit:

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Far From Frozen: Antarctica & Us

Thursday, 19 January 2017 2:18pm

Explore Antarctica and learn about the potential impact of climate change on it and us at the Otago Museum from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 29 January.

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Otago scientists funded to study effects of warming on Antarctic ice cover

Monday, 2 March 2015 11:38am

Two new research projects led, and another co-led, by University of Otago scientists are set to improve the understanding of how Antarctica’s ice cover will change as the world warms.