Sue Niblock down in Dunedin for the New Zealand International Science Festival

Sue was honored to participate on a panel alongside UK Deputy High Commissioner to NZ, Helen Smith, Australian High Commissioner to NZ, Ewen McDonald, and the University of Otago Vice Chancellor Prof. Harlene Hayne. Photo credit: U.S. Department of State.

It was a busy weekend down in Otago for our Deputy Chief of Mission, Sue Niblock.

Sue was honored to participate on a panel at the New Zealand International Science Festival on “the future of scientific collaboration across the globe”, alongside UK Deputy High Commissioner to NZ, Helen Smith, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ewen McDonald, and the University of Otago Vice Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

While at the University of Otago Sue met with Vice Chancellor Hayne and her fantastic team. From Antarctica to space, Otago University is expanding scientific frontiers.

Congrats to University of Otago Marine Science Professor Gary Wilson for your election as Vice-President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The U.S. and New Zealand have a great history of cooperation and collaboration on “the Ice”.

Then it was off to meet with Greg and team at Bodeker Scientific, winners of 2016 American Chamber of Commerce Citizen Diplomacy Award. Fascinating to learn about their work with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGoogle and others!

Thanks also to NIWA New Zealand for hosting our Deputy Chief of Mission at Lauder Research Station. Lauder does world-leading atmospheric research, making use of equipment new and old.