The MIZ Study website is for planning and implementation of the MIZ Study.


  • Conduct a pilot study on the East Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) focussing on sea-ice physics, biogeochemistry, air-sea-ice interaction processes and food web dynamics,
  • Obtain new baseline data
  • Provide a confluence for AAPP & ACEAS researchers
  • Carry out a coordinated program of under-, intra-ice & above-ice observations and mapping using cutting-edge technologies, and supported by¬†¬†remote sensing, modelling and sensors onboard RSV Nuyina

Purpose of the MIZ study website is to plan and implement the MIZ Study in a forum that is collaborative, open and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

As such, it is and will continue to be a work in progress.

At first, it will be a framework flagging aspects of scientific planning that each work package will need to address and then compile to achieve an overview of the voyage.

When plans for each project element have been developed, the website will be the place to share those plans.

Then, during the MIZ voyage, as the objectives are being accomplished, the website will track those milestones through data processing and data description to data sharing according to the data management plan.

The website includes both scientific and logistic methods for the MIZ Study.