New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference

Our Future in Focus

Our Future in Focus will showcase the latest findings from New Zealand’s Antarctic research programme, discuss research and policy imperatives, and provide an opportunity for researchers, iwi, policy-makers and educators to foster collaborations that will collectively influence our future.

Accurate projections of change to the Antarctic cryosphere and the Southern Ocean are critical for predicting future impacts on environments and ecosystems in Antarctica and beyond. To define future management challenges associated with these impacts, New Zealand’s Antarctic researchers are working to detect, project, and attribute change in Antarctic physical and ecological systems and assess their resilience to change. Through utilising state-of-the-art technology and working collaboratively in remote locations, New Zealand scientists are challenging paradigms and discovering new evidence to inform decision-makers.

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Conference Details

Information for presenters:
Please ensure abstracts are 200 words or less. Abstracts are to be uploaded via the portal as a .doc or .docx file, and please include the abstract text only in your uploaded file (i.e. no title, names, or pictures).

Oral Presentations:
We are going to use Pecha Kucha style again for the talks this year. Click here to get some pro-tips from our in house experts

Poster Presentations:
Posters are to be A0 portrait format (32.7 x 45.4 inches or 83.0 x 115.4 cm). Posters will remain on display throughout the conference with two dedicated poster sessions. Presenters will be asked to be available for questions during the two sessions.

Antarctica After Dark- Public Talks

From early explorers, New Zealand Antarctic history, to the charismatic mega fauna of our frozen continent and ground-breaking research, there’s a story for everyone at Antarctica After Dark. Join us, a well-known comedian, a song writer, historians and scientists for a night of mulled wine and Antarctic tales at the Arts Centre after work on Monday the 17th of June.

Tickets are free and selling fast. Visit Evenbrite now to secure your tickets for a great night in with the family at Antarctica After Dark.
This event is proudly sponsored by The Antarctic Office, Christchurch NZ.

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