Auckland Libraries: Mapping Antarctica

A bold new map of the frozen continent

Wednesday 25 March 6pm to 7.30pm Free

Mapping Antarctica - a bold new map of the frozen continent with Dr Natalie Robinson, presented by the NZ Antarctic Society. Introduction by NZ Antarctic Society President, Dr Linda Kestle. Join us for a cuppa from 5pm before the event at 6!

Antarctica map
Antarctica
Please note this event will be live-streamed via weblink. A web link will be sent out to all registered attendees.

NIWA scientist Dr Natalie Robinson discusses the mapping of Antarctica and showcases a bold new map, the first new wall map of Antarctica published by the NZ Government in 25 years. A partnership between Land Information NZ and the NZ Antarctic Society, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, the map has been sent to every school in the country this year. Map themes address climate change issues such as the ice sheets, ocean currents and sea ice. 

  • A radical redesign of traditional cartographic conventions, the latest map incorporates the very latest in satellite technology with the most accurate elevation data yet achieved in a map of Antarctica. Uncertainties in the altitude of the ice sheet have been reduced to less than one metre. 
  • Unlike earlier maps of Antarctica, the sea bed bathymetry of the Southern Ocean is shown with the continental shelf, demonstrating the critical interconnection between continent and ocean, and how they impact the global climate system. 

Dr Natalie Robinson is a scientist at NIWA, with six field trips to Antarctica under her belt. 


About the New Zealand Antarctic Society 

The New Zealand Antarctic Society brings people interested in the Antarctic region together to share their knowledge with others, foster interest in the region, and support the protection of the Antarctic environment. Membership is open to anyone. 

To join the Society and secure your copy of the magnificent new map of Antarctica, go to: www.AntarcticSociety.org.nz. You will also be able to join the Society and obtain the map at this event.


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Antarctica map
Antarctica
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