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World Science Week: Melting Ice, Rising Sea

World Science Week: Melting Ice, Rising Sea

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When:

  • Tue 26 Aug ’14, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

AUT University, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Venue:
Room WE230, Level 2,
AUT Art & Design School Building (WE building)
AUT University
27 St Pauls Street
Auckland City

This is a free public event so please arrive early with your registration ticket to guarantee access to the event. To gain access to the room you must arrive at the entrance by 6:45PM. There is no guarantee that you will have access to the room if you arrive after this time.

Convenor:
Prof. Bryan Storey, Professor of Antarctic Studies at University of Canterbury, NZ

Speakers:
Prof. Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, NZ
Prof. Rob DeConto, Professor of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA
Dr. Steve Rintoul, Research Team Leader, CSIRO, Australia

The impact melting ice caps can have on sea level rise, includes geostatic rebound and ocean currents, with specific reference to the New Zealand coastline.

More about World Science Week:

More than 2,000 of the world’s top scientists and researchers will be in Auckland, New Zealand, for an interrelated series of international science summits from 25 August through to 3 September 2014. These meetings are taking place in New Zealand for the first time.

The international science meetings include:

The 31st triennial General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Established in 1931 and based in Paris, ICSU represents more than 121 national science academies and 31 scientific unions.

The 6th biennial Open Science Conference of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), an interdisciplinary committee of the International Council for Science. With more than 1500 attendees, it is by far the largest international gathering of Antarctic scientists.

World Science Week New Zealand is a series of free public lecture events featuring many of these scientists, which runs concurrently with the international meetings. Some of the world’s foremost experts will share their views and insights on the critical science debates of today.

World Science Week New Zealand is supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The public has a rare opportunity to hear directly from some of the world’s pre-eminent scientists during a series of public presentations in Auckland for World Science Week New Zealand.

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