As part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies students complete several reports, both individually and as a group. These reports are shown by year under the links below and some may be accessed here (with permission given by the student). Note that this programme was formerly the Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (GCAS).

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  • The Energy Cost of Antarctic Construction 

    Beetham, Tessa (2005)
    This report describes a preliminary investigation into the energy requirements for construction in the Antarctic. A case study of a current Antarctic construction project, the construction of a warm store at Scott Base, ...
  • Feasibility Study: Adventure Semester in Antarctica, The University of Hong Kong 

    Simon, Hing Yeung Lo (2005)
    The purpose of this study is to develop a logical and rational discussion on the feasibility assessment of organizing a multidisciplinary educational programme in Antarctica for the University of Hong Kong (HKU). The ...
  • 10 Year Analysis of Environmental Footprint Photo Monitoring at Scott Base, Antarctica 

    Jackson, Nicola (2005)
    Since 1994 Antarctica New Zealand has conducted fixed point photo monitoring at Scott Base as a part of their overall monitoring programme. This has been carried out in an attempt to monitor anthropogenic change within ...
  • TEAM SELECTION IN ANTARCTICA 

    Lindsay, Margaret (2005)
    A number of memoirs about journeys to Antarctica commence with or recall "for as long as I can remember I dreamed of travelling to Antarctica'. Antarctica, Terra Australis Incognita or Antarktikos have held humans ...
  • The EPICA Project at Dome C (The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) 

    Simion, Lucia Sala (2005)
    On Tuesday 21 December 2004, a European team involved in EPICA reached the drilling depth of 3270.2 m, which is Sm above the bedrock at Dome C, on the central plateau of the east Antarctic ice sheet The ice is melting ...
  • Statistical analysis of soil data from the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica 

    Lilburne, Linda (2005)
    Pedological data from over a decade of field trips to the McMurdo Dry valleys has been collated into a dataset. This data includes site observations (location, topographical position, estimated glacial history and soil ...
  • Understanding New Zealand's Antarctic Tourism Policy 

    Clarke, L J (2005)
    In 2003, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade released the New Zealand Policy Statement on Tourism and Other Non-Governmental Activities in Antarctica. (Appendix 1 ). Commentary by Helen Clark states that this ...
  • Tropospheric ozone depletion events and air mass origin at Arrival Heights (Antarctica) 

    Riedel, Katja (2005)
    Surface ozone (03) measurements made between 1997 and 2003 at Arrival Heights, Antarctica (77.8°S, 166.7°E), show sudden decreases in 0 3 mixing ratios during Antarctic springtime. These low 0 3 events are often correlated ...
  • Museum Exhibit Ideas for Virtual Antarctic Historic Hut Experience 

    Sickinger, David (2005)
    The aim of this report was to investigate museum exhibit ideas for a Virtual Antarctic historic hut experience. The author's one-line response to probably the most important question on the GCAS course application form ...
  • Effectiveness of accreditation as a tool for the regulation of mainstream Antarctic tourism 

    Dolder, Chris (2005)
    Minimisation of cumulative impact resulting from tourism activities in Antarctica is a key issue and currently subject of debate. This paper assesses the strategic and mechanistic components of various accreditation scenarios ...
  • Evaluation of MM5 for simulating radiation and surf ace energy balance parameter observations at Scott Base during 25th to 31 st October 2003 

    Tisch, Catherine (2005)
    Observations were conducted near Scott Base during 2003-2004, with the objective of measuring parameters that may give rise to processes that control meltwater production on the McMurdo Ice Shelf. Observations were then ...
  • The Branding of Antarctica 

    Wilson, Brent (2005)
    This report examines Antarctica New Zealand's attempt to raise public awareness of Antarctica. It focuses on marketing Antarctica as a brand- Brand-Antarctica. It found that Brand-Antarctica currently has a poor image ...
  • A Review of Specially Protected Areas in Antarctica with Particular Reference to Antarctic Specially Managed Areas 

    Cameron, Anna (2005)
    The mechanisms for the protection of the Antarctic environment have evolved and progressed throughout the past century. Typically, the evolutionary path of these conservation measures have developed and reflected the ...
  • Biosecurity in Antarctica 

    Fortune, Adrienne (2005)
    Antarctica has an extremely harsh and unforgiving environment that excludes most life forms. The air temperature is below freezing most of the year and strong winds emphasise the extreme cold. There is also large variation ...
  • Emerging Fisheries – Threat or Opportunity? 

    Gibson, Mark; McKay, David; Nicholls, Jill; Paton, Mark (1999)
    Between the months of January and March, 1999, the Canterbury Univesity's inaugral course for the Certificate in Continuing Educatron, Antarctic Studies, engaged a research syndicate to investigate and report upon threats ...
  • Antarctic Tourism – Where to Now? 

    Downer, Kate; Reaney, Richard; Watson, Nigel; Wouters, Mariska (1999)
    This paper examines the fixture of tourism in the Antarctic. It raises some fundamental policy issues and aims to challenge some preconceptions of tourism' s role and impact on the continent. The test it puts to governments ...
  • Human Artefacts in Antarctica – Treasure to be Conserved or Junk to be Removed? 

    Cadenhead, Natalie; Johnston, Lindsay; Kestle, Linda; Webb, Keryn (1999)
    The question generating this report was perceived by the syndicate to be a limited question as it is couched in very black and white terms with no middle ground indicated. There was considerable debate concerning the ...
  • Antarctica – A Strategic Asset? 

    Weinstein, Phil; Boniface, Nick; Bishop, Joanne; Noble, Nicola; Bichard, Valerie (1999)
    It's 1999 and as we rapidly head towuds the new millennium the management of global issues require the pro-active participation of all members of the intemational community. Growing strains on the quality of water, soil ...
  • Antarctica: Does it differentiate bewtween the Tourist and the Scientist? 

    Carran, Paul; Chaplow, Lester; Hodder, Sarah; Stafford, Clair; Yusoff, Kathryn (2000)
    To explore the question we must first expltme the terms used to m)Se the question - Antarctica, differentiate, scientist, and tourist. WIIat do these terms represent and how should they interpreted in the context of the ...
  • Antarctica: Phantom of the Past or Canary in the Cage? 

    Pearn, Tim; Gill-Fox, Deborah; Gemmell, Michael; Hoar, Jenifer (2000)
    "A bridge to our future and a window on our past." This was a phrase used by President Clinton to describe Antarctica when he spoke at the International Antarctic Centre recently. It sums up the view that, in essence, ...

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