The #1 Antarctic podcast series based on the passionate people that have dedicated their lives to understanding, working and living in Antarctica is back! Unfreezing some of the critical science, contemporary culture, and adventure the icy continent is notorious for. Season 2 will focus on multi-perspective discussions about both micro and macro topics from the hidden but ever-connected continent, serving as a 'crash course' on the environment. Produced by Antarctic Ambassador Harry Seagar and Marine Ecology PhD candidate Shinae Montie, proudly brought to you by Pride Conservation.
Kia ora everyone and welcome back to another episode of Antarctica Unfrozen Season 2! Today’s knowledge-rich guest is Dr. Natalie Robinson of NIWA. Natalie (@PolarGirlNZ on Twitter) is a marine physicist, specialising in polar oceanography, but she’s also an amazing voice for the future generation of environmental scientists with some priceless advice. There is much to digest in this episode and we touch on various subjects throughout, but by the end of it, your understanding of Antarctic (and by default, global) Oceanography and Sea Ice will be much closer to crystal clear… Enjoy!
Antarctic Tech - Virtual Reality
Welcome back to another episode of Antarctica Unfrozen season two! Today we are taking a break from Antarctic science and inviting you to experience Antarctica for yourself through virtual reality! We are joined by Associate Professor Barbara Bollard and Antarctic Heritage Trust’s General Manager Operations and Communications, Francesca Eathorne. Together we invite you to explore Sir Edmund Hillary’s Antarctic hut through a new, ground-breaking virtual reality experience developed by Antarctic Heritage Trust in partnership with Auckland University of Technology.
Ecosystem Understanding - Weddell Seal Case Study
In this episode Host, Shinae talks to Sarah and Simon about their endeavors on the ice working hands-on with Weddell Seals. Don't miss this unique perspective which demonstrates how understanding one (cute) creature in Antarctica can help to answer critical questions that concern the entire ecosystem!
Marine Food Webs 101
Iconic, charismatic megafauna that call the Southern Ocean home are pretty special! We’re talking about the killer whales, seals and smaller, but still iconic, penguins! But what about their food? Microscopic phytoplankton and krill warrant just as much attention, if not more because they are the foundation of the entire Southern Ocean ecosystem! Today Shinae is joined by Marine Ecologist, Dr. Matt Pinkerton from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NZ), to have a chat about the Southern Ocean food web, from microscopic organisms to top predators!
Shinae discusses all things ice-related with fascinating insights from two experts and adventurers in their respective fields! Dr. Dan Price (University of Canterbury) and Prof. Pat Langhorne (University of Otago) give clear explanations on a critical aspect of the Antarctic environment - ice. From Sea ice to Ice Sheets and everything in-between!
Antarctic Tech - Boxfish Research
Harry chats with Ben King, Co-Founder of Boxfish Research - a cutting edge underwater ROV technology company with some of the highest photography and film capabilities at depth on Earth. Ben is a driven mechanical engineer with a back story that will leave you stunned. As well as hearing about how Boxfish was founded, we discuss how science and technology interact, how tech can serve conservation and about his expedition to Antarctica in 2019! Recorded at Boxfish HQ in Orakei Auckland, Aotearoa NZ.
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Been looking for experts to on here to listen to and learn about the environment and the climate crisis. This is the best one I’ve found thus far so thanks!
Info but charm
Pretty good podcast I’d say. Give it a go.
Great show, interesting diverse episodes.