60 years of New Zealand scientific endeavour In Antarctica

19 January 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, Cnr Queens Drive and Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Scott Base!

60 years of New Zealand Scientific Endeavour in Antarctica - What we learned and why it is important.

New Zealand has led scientific expeditions to Antarctica every year since 1957 when Sir Ed Hillary led an NZ team to build Scott Base.

Much of today’s research effort focuses on the drivers and impacts of global climate change and how Antarctica records, responds to and drives these changes.

Associate Prof. Nancy Bertler, Victoria’s Antarctic Research Centre and GNS Science, will explore some of the most exciting scientific discoveries of the past 6 decades and look towards the future, how rising seas from collapsing Antarctic ice sheets will affect every New Zealander now in the future.

This is a family-friendly talk.