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PAIS: The Sound of a Community Effort

“Every contribution matters.” Anybody who ever played in a sport team probably heard this sentence at some point. Actually, this is completely true also as far as science is concerned. Whereas in the collective imagination science is about big discoveries made by a single genius, the truth is that great science is made little by little, step by step. Science is a community effort in which every contribution matters. And that is the concept from which this video was born. 


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The SCAR Scientific Research Programme PAIS (Past Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics) aims to improve understanding of the sensitivity of East, West, and Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheets to a broad range of climatic and oceanic conditions.

PAIS builds on the success of SCAR-ACE (Antarctic Climate Evolution), but with a new focus on the ice sheet rather than palaeoclimate reconstructions. Study intervals span a range of timescales, including past "greenhouse" climates warmer than today, and times of more recent warming and ice sheet retreat during glacial terminations.

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Talks in the first part of the evening are from scientists involved in the first Antarctic ocean drilling by the GLOMAR Challenger, which visited the same port 45 years ago. In the second part IODP 374 co-chief scientists present the context and initial results for the just completed Expedition.




                 MC: Tim Naish Victoria University of Wellington  Introduction/overview (2 minutes)
Jim Kennett (UC Santa Barbara) Marine geologist  Planning the first Antarctic drilling (18 minutes)
Fred Davey (GNS Science) Geophysicist, R/V Eltanin  Geophysical surveys (16 minutes)
Peter Barrett (VUW) Sedimentologist, Leg 28    Leg 28 and its significance (8 minutes)

followed by     CHALLENGER SAILS SOUTH (short)           (video-6 minutes)

Link to              CHALLENGER SAILS SOUTH (full)  (video-22 minutes)


Jim Kennett (UC Santa Barbara) Co-chief scientist, Leg 29  Leg 29 and its significance  (23 minutes)




MC: Denise Kulhanek Texas A&M University


Laura De Santis (OGS, Trieste) Co-chief scientist  Geophysical surveys and context  (20 minutes)

Rob McKay, (VUW) Co-chief scientist Initial results from IODP 374 (35 minutes)
Soon online!   
Production credits:

Recording:      Darryl Cribb   Lyttelton Arts Factory    -     Denise Kulhanek  International Ocean Drilling Program

Technical:       Image Services  Victoria University of Wellington (Warren Butcher, Nathan Stewart Adrian Pike, Nathan Stewart)

Coordination:  Peter Barrett  Victoria University of Wellington