2013 Archive

2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS


NZARI releases its first Annual Report

NZARI was established by Antarctica New Zealand in August 2012 to access non-government funding streams for Antarctic Science with an initial grant of $5.2 million from the Aotearoa Foundation and sponsorship from Air New Zealand.  Six month's after its inception NZARI received 30 submissions for its first request for proposals.  Seven proposals were selected, three of which head to Antarctica this season. NZARI also receives operational support from Antarctica New Zealand.    Link to NZARI Annual Report 2012-13.

MBIE announces Environment RFP

New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE's) Science Skills and Innovation Group has released RFPs as part of MBIE's 2014 contestable science investment round.  The Environment RFP includes Antarctic specific funding of just over $1m per annum.    Link to MBIE RFP overview. Link to Environment RFP pdf.

NZ Herald profiles the Director of NZARI

Sir Peter Blake Trust leader Professor Gary Wilson is the Director of NZARI, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, and lead researcher on "Deep South"  the Antarctic National Science Challenge project.  Find out what a typical day is like and what has inspired him in his career.   Link to NZ Herald article

Request for Proposals (NZARI RFP 2014-1)

Type A‐Research Projects of Excellence in Antarctic, Subantarctic and Southern Ocean Research.

Deadline 03 February 2014

The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) is seeking investigator‐initiated proposals for short‐term research projects (one year in duration and requests of up to $100,000 excl. GST).  In exceptional cases, and where justified, support may be considered for more than one year.

Proposals are to be submitted as a single, complete pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the templates provided.

Downloads

Request for Proposals Overview

Request for Proposals Guide

Request for Proposals Template

Request for Proposals CV Template

Deep South National Science Challenge Description

Science Directions and Priorities

Recruitment for NZARI Research Advisor

Antarctica New Zealand is recruiting for a Research Advisor to assist the NZARI Director in the development and management of Antarctic Research Programmes.  This is a new two year fixed term role reporting to the NZARI Director and is based in Christchurch.  For more information about the role or to apply go to:  www.AntarcticaNZ.govt.nz.  

Applications close on Monday 26th August 2013. 

NZARI featured in Sir Peter Blake Trust's Leadership magazine

Change in a cold climate - Professor Gary Wilson, Director of NZARI, is recognised as a Blake Leader through his effort to bring together the multi-national ANDRILL project.  He explains the role NZARI and the Sub-Antarcic can play in answering: "How will Antarctica (and the rest of the globe) cope in a warmer world?".  Link to print.

NZARI, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, has announced the results of it's first funding round.  Seven new projects will be funded to investigate how Antarctica and its surrounding ice shelves and oceans will respond to warming climate.  Link to full releaseLink to TV3.  Link to printLink to RadioNZ.

First NZARI funded projects announced

NZARI, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, has announced the results of it's first funding round.  Seven new projects will be funded to investigate how Antarctica and its surrounding ice shelves and oceans will respond to warming climate.  Link to full releaseLink to TV3.  Link to printLink to RadioNZ.

Strategic Science in Antarctica conference programme released

Following a large response to the call for abstracts, the committee has developed a conference program that will accommodate 100 talks in 10 themes with 100 posters on display. Fourteen post-conference workshops will canvas topics including science leadership, science communication, science under the ice and science into policy.

Among the highlights of the conference will be eight keynote presentations from:

•Professor Will Steffen, Australian National University

•Professor Gary Wilson, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute

•Professor Steven Chown, Monash University

•Professor Tim Naish, Victoria University of Wellington

•Mr Jason Mundy, Australian Antarctic Division

•Dr Neil Gilbert, Antarctica New Zealand

•Ms Lyndal Byford, Australian Science Media Centre

•Dr Ian Allison, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC


To register or find out more, please visit the conference website:  http://conference.antarctica.gov.au 

 Antarctic proposal confirmed as one of the 10 National Science Challenges

Prime Minister John Key and Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation, today announced the final 10 National Science Challenges.  The ten research areas identified as New Zealand's first National Science Challenges include the Antarctic proposal "The Deep South – understanding the role of the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean in determining our climate and our future environment".  Full release.  Government release.

 

Earth Day premier of Thin Ice movie - 22/4/2013

Earth Day, 22 April, was a logical day to premier the movie Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science around the globe. To support the launch at Te Papa in Wellington, Antarctica New Zealand linked with Christchurch City Council to screen the film to mark the start of the City's IceFest 2014 festival.  Forty of the key participants in the first IceFest gathered at the International Antarctic Centre to meet the team and watch the film.  The film screened in over 200 locations across the globe including New Zealand, American, Australian and British bases in Antarctica.  Link to interview.  Link to Film.

 

$500k in new funding available for Antarctic Research

The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI), launched in 2012 to provide a new platform for New Zealand-wide collaborative effort in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research, has just opened its first call for proposals funded from private donations. More.
 

Request for Proposals (NZARI RFP 2013‐1)

Type A‐Research Projects of Excellence in Antarctic, Subantarctic and Southern Ocean Research.

Deadline 29 April 2013

Proposals are to be submitted as a single, complete pdf file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the templates provided.

The New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI) is seeking investigator‐initiated proposals for short‐term research projects (one year in duration and requests of up to $100,000).  In exceptional cases, and where justified, support may be considered for more than one year.

Downloads

Request for Proposals Overview

Request for Proposals Guide

Request for Proposals Template

Request for Proposals CV Template

Science Directions and Priorities

 

NZARI Director explains why Antarctic and Southern Ocean research is important to New Zealand - 3/4/2013

Interviewed by 95bFM's Georgia Moselen-Sloog today NZARI (New Zealand Antarctic Institute) Director, Professor Gary Wilson, says New Zealand's economy is largely reliant on the environment. The establishment and focus of NZARI on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is largely attributable to concerns about the environment.  There is potential for Antarctica to directly affect New Zealand's environment which needs to be better understood by focussing research effort on understanding the continent's reaction to global warming and its effect on New Zealand. These issues are of global interest but New Zealand is well placed to conduct this important research. Link to audio.