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Antarctic Science Conference 2015: The changing environment FAQs Professor Lionel Carter is presented the 2015 Hutton Medal! The McGuinness Institute’s Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution is now published! NZ Antarctic Youth Council Develop a Working Plan A Youth Council for Antarctica

Antarctic Science Conference 2015: The changing environment

Earlier in the year three council members, Chris Kraus, Ngahuia Leighton, and Bella Duncan (now former) attended the bi-annual Antarctic Science Conference. The event was hosted by Canterbury University and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI). The conference provided an opportunity for the Antarctic research community to come together, share their research and the […]

FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the New Zealand Antarctic Youth Council. What is the NZAYC? The New Zealand Antarctic Youth Council is a group of young New Zealanders aged 18 to 30 who share an interest in the Antarctic region. The Council seeks to provide New Zealand youth with a platform […]

Professor Lionel Carter is presented the 2015 Hutton Medal!

Good news, Professor Lionel Carter, a helper of the Council, was presented with the 2015 Hutton Medal. Lionel advised and wrote the foreword in the McGuinness Institute One Ocean report, which was published earlier this year. He also continues to guide the Institute’s work programme on ocean management and support the Council. The Medal is awarded annually […]

The McGuinness Institute’s Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution is now published!

The McGuinness Institute has published Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution. This think piece suggests that one key building block necessary to deliver robust ocean governance is missing – an oceans institution. This new government institution would act as both a chronicler and a steward of ocean policy. It would become the central […]

NZ Antarctic Youth Council Develop a Working Plan

The New Zealand Antarctic Youth Council held a workshop on 23 May at the Institute to discuss ways forward for the Council in the Antarctic education space. The Council heard from guest Speaker Professor Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, as he explained the consequences of changes to the Antarctic […]

A Youth Council for Antarctica

As a Southern Hemisphere nation with a long history of Antarctic exploration and research, New Zealand has a responsibility to promote the sustainable long-term management of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Unfortunately, knowledge and awareness of this region among policy makers and the general public in New Zealand is low. We place great emphasis on the […]