Professor Nancy Bertler
International Science Advisory Panel Chair
Professor Nancy Bertler has led 13 major field campaigns to investigate past change using Antarctic ice cores, including the 9-nation Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution Programme (RICE). She is an Associate Professor at the Antarctic Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, a Principal Scientist at GNS Science, and the Director of the Antarctic Science Platform at Antarctica New Zealand.
Internationally, Nancy served as the inaugural chair of AntarcticClimate21 research programme of the Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research (SCAR) to improve 21st Century projections for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. She leads New Zealand’s National Ice Core Research Laboratory and is a member of the ‘Melt Ice and Rising Seas’ team that was awarded the 2019 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.