2021 Antarctic Science Conference and SIRG Understanding Mountain Climate II Conference

Registrations for the 2021 NZ Antarctic Science Conference and SIRG Understanding Mountain Climate II are now closed

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About the Conference

The New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference will combine with the NZ Snow and Ice Research Group’s (SIRG’s) annual meeting for five days of workshops, science presentations, field trips and networking opportunities.

The combined conference will showcase the latest findings from New Zealand’s Antarctic research programme and snow and ice research in New Zealand. This research will highlight the critical importance of translating research discoveries into policy outcomes.

The deadline for the abstract submission has now passed, and registrations are closed. Please note that walk-up registrations will not be accepted.

Where: Haere-roa - University of Canterbury, Christchurch
When:
February 9 -13, 2021
How:
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2021 Antarctic Science Conference/ SIRG Programme

The theme of the conference is “Connecting Through Change”

Changes in climate and our environment are no longer just future predictions and projections: they are our reality. These global, intergenerational issues demand our attention and collaborative efforts to find solutions. Through fostering interdisciplinary approaches and addressing large, complex questions, New Zealand researchers are enhancing our understanding of the world around us. Weaving mātauranga Māori into Antarctic and Southern Ocean research highlights deep connections between humans and te taiao, and in these times of change, connections are key: with people, with the land, with the sea. Join us to celebrate, connect and collaborate as we navigate these unusual times together.

Connecting through Change will showcase the latest findings from New Zealand’s Antarctic research programme. It will highlight the critical importance of translating research discoveries into policy outcomes, and provide an opportunity for researchers, iwi, policy-makers and educators to connect in a way that will inspire, engage and unite us all.

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa – let us keep close together, not far apart

Fees

Registration for the Antarctic Science Conference includes one ticket to the conference dinner (10 Feb)