Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Tweets from day 3 of Strategic Science in Antarctica

@APECSOceania was a little quiet on the Twittersphere for day 3. We are following a number of organizations involved with the conference, so if you're looking for a summary of topics covered then this blog entry is for you.  Today was the last day of the conference but the workshops are still to come over Thursday and Friday.  Here's a selection of tweets from today (older to newer):

11h Lyndal Byford opens day 3 at @utas_ with a keynote on working with changing media (@AntarcticScienc)


11h We need experts for a 3rd voice in media so those gaps aren’t filled by misinformation. (@AntarcticScienc)

11h Facebook has taken over Google in sending people to news stories online. (@AntarcticScienc)

11h A good quality picture to accompany a story is essential in this era of media (@AntarcticaNZ)

10h How to present your story without dumbing the message down - make it real (@AntarcticaNZ)

10h We need a more diverse range of scientists to comment on climate in the media. (@AntarcticScienc)

10h Megan Balks from University of Walkato discusses changes in the terrestrial environment. (@AntarcticScienc)

10h Data gets more valuable as records get longer. (@AntarcticScienc)

10h Matt King of presenting on past, present and future of ice mass changes. (@AntarcticScienc)

10 h Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA), the weight of on causing deformation of the landmass (@IMAS_UTAS)

10h Models of melting from increased CO2 (@IMAS_UTAS)

9h Don't forget to join us tonight at Metz @7:30 (Sandy Bay) for Drinks.

9h What is NZARI? Launched last yr to bring scientific community together by (@AntarcticaNZ)

9h The Deep South - NZ's Antarctic, Southern Ocean & SubAntarctic Challenge - collaborative effort (@AntarcticaNZ)

9h moving NZ research towards more international and achieving scientific outcomes (@IMAS_UTAS)

9h delivers NZ Antarctic Programme and supports NZARI to deliver peer reviewed science strategy (@AntarcticaNZ)

9h Funding -> science -> data -> communication -> politics & policy -> real change to benefit humanity. (@AntarcticScienc)

9h Aleks Terauds of now discusses biodiversity conservation in Antarctica. (@AntarcticScienc)

8h Sort spacial data to inform policy on biodiversity. (@AntarcticScienc)

8h Dr Mike Williams of NIWA speaking on outflowing waters from Mertz Polynya Region. Dramatic changes discovered (@AntarcticScienc)

8h Colin Southwell of discussing seabird ecology in East Antarctica. (@AntarcticScienc)

8h Seabirds used as indicator species in fisheries (@AntarcticaNZ)

8h Development of camera rigs to standardize the data so counts could be compared accurately now & in future (@AntarcticaNZ)

8h Solar powered time lapse rigs have been used successfully (@AntarcticaNZ)

8h Camera counts allow us to measure key times in colony - arrival, nesting, hatching, creching etc (@AntarcticaNZ)

8h Graham Hosie from now speaking. (@AntarcticScienc)

8h Size of planktonic species increase as you move from tropical to temperate to Antarctic polar zones (@AntarcticaNZ)

7h A wide variety of info is required for managing the risk of alien species invasion in (@IMAS_UTAS)

7h Stephen Rintoul discusses changes in Antarctic Bottom Water in an overflowing theatre (@AntarcticScienc)

7h Declining bed health at Casey station, a bit of (@IMAS_UTAS)

7h Big gap in knowledge about flora and fauna, redlist status unknown for many species. Many gaps to fill! (@IMAS_UTAS)

6h Totten Glacier, a single volume of ice greater than the whole west antarctic ice sheet, alone could allow for 7m sea level rise! (@AntarcticScienc)

6h Lana Cohen discusses modeling snow composition for storm events at Roosevelt Island (@AntarcticaNZ)

5h Human impacts in , they stay around for a long time, old buildings and vehicle tracks (@IMAS_UTAS)

5h Oliver Marsh discusses grounding ice thickness using satellite data (@AntarcticScienc)

4h working on schedules but aim for sea ice work to start at end of August (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h NZ programme includes a number of international collaborative projects - inc sea ice and diving events (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h Also international collaboration for terrestrial and atmospheric programmes (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h There are also some existing collaborations with Australian scientists which continue to develop & evolve (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h run science programmes for two years (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h How long does it take to get to stations? Longer than for !!! (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h Focus for is high quality science that can make a difference (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h You don't have to be heading south to apply for a grant! Be clear with what you need! (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h 2014/15 will probably focus on locally based projects due to logistical constraint - but we can negotiate with other nations (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h has revised its application process - AAD web and theme leader will be able to update you (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h Don't assume project reviewers will see other project submissions - be clear - identify project linkages!! (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h uses a variety of fixed wing aircraft and ships to get to the ice - check out their website for schedules! (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h What is the AADC?? Australian Antarctic Data Centre - a mature data repository for program (@AntarcticaNZ)

4h Welcome of the AADC. (@AntarcticScienc)

4h Data management plans are v comprehensive - AADC have a specialist team to help you through the process (@AntarcticaNZ)

3h Ed acknowledges the hard work by all in making the conference possible, particularly by (@AntarcticaNZ)

3h Martin draws the conference to a close - thanking all the organizers and attendees (@AntarcticaNZ)

3h Best early career plenary Jessica Melbourne-Thomas (@AntarcticaNZ)

3h Prizes were provided by ACE CRC, IMAS, CSIRO, Tasmanian Government, NZ's Earth Sea Sky and NZ Antarctic Society (@AntarcticaNZ)

2h It’s been a huge 3 days of Antarctic science discussions. Workshops begin tomorrow (@AntarcticScienc)

2h Day 3 of the Strategic Science in Antarctica Conference in pics! (@AntarcticScienc)

21m APECS Oceania Drinks in full swing (@APECSOceania)

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