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Making a contribution to climate change research

Daniel Price was drawn to New Zealand to further his interest in one of the world’s most extreme environments - Antarctica.

For his PhD in Antarctic Studies at the University of Canterbury, Dan, from the UK, analysed NASA and European Space Agency satellite data on the thickness of the Antarctic sea ice.

He used his own fieldwork to validate the satellite data and to produce a 3D study of a previously unmapped area of the western Ross Sea. 

“I spent three weeks on the ice one summer, carrying out ground validation for the European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2,” he says.

It was a privilege to work in such a beautiful and unique environment with some of the leading experts in my study area.

“It was a privilege to work in such a beautiful and unique environment with some of the leading experts in my study area.

“One of the highlights was seeing wildlife, like emperor penguins.”

He said the university offered a world-class research centre and great academic support. 

“My personal motivation comes from a passion for the natural world and a realisation of our need to understand it,” says Dan. 

“Making a contribution to the scientific study of our environment, especially with regards to human-induced climate change, is highly rewarding.”

Daniel Price, UK, PhD in Antarctic Studies

 

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