Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Final UC Science Café looks at protecting Antarctica

Thursday 11 October, 2012

Final UC Science Café looks at international law and protecting Antarctica

The values surrounding law and politics in Antarctica will be under the spotlight at the final UC Science Café this Sunday (14 October).

NZ IceFest Director Jo Blair says the UC Science Café series has been a unique feature at the NZ IceFest.

“It has been such a thrill to bring this awesome model of sharing scientific knowledge to NZ IceFest. The opportunity to engage with leading Antarctic researchers in a social, chilled out environment doesn’t come around everyday, but through the festival we’ve made it happen and brought the concept to one of the southernmost parts of the world.”

The event will explore the meanings and answers to questions such as who owns Antarctica, what is the relationship between science and tourism and how international law protects the fragile Antarctic environment.

Associate Professor Karen Scott from the University of Canterbury and Dr. Neil Gilbert from Antarctica New Zealand will feature in the discussion. Associate Professor Scott . Dr. Gilbert has before immigrating to New Zealand in 2003 and joining Antarctica New Zealand as Environmental Manager.

Ms Blair says, “It’s incredible to round this series off with people of such renown and expertise as Associate Professor Scott and Dr. Gilbert, and more proof that here in Christchurch our experts are world leaders in their field.”

The free event begins at 10.30am on Sunday 14 October in the UC Geo Dome at NZ IceFest. For more information visit www.nzicefest.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news