Our mission is to better understand Antarctic climate history and processes, and their influence on the global climate system, especially in New Zealand and the southwest Pacific region.
We believe this research opens up exciting opportunities and challenges for young scientists, as well as providing a sound basis for international debate and policy development on global change issues.
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The Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) Project is an international collaboration between New Zealand, USA, Denmark, UK, Germany, Australia, Italy and China aiming to recover a 750 m deep ice core from Roosevelt Island, Antarctica to determine the stability of the Ross Ice Shelf and West Antarctica in a warming world Read more »
Jane is in the final year of her Masters degree, creating a sedimentation model for aeolian (wind-blown) sediment (or 'dust') transported from exposed, ice-free areas in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to the Ross Sea. This project made Jane's long-held dream of going to the "Ice" come true. More »