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Search and rescue in the deep south

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:20 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

It is one of the most remote, harshest and hostile environments on the planet, so when things go wrong in Antarctica it is crucial to have the world’s best search and rescue expertise to call in. More >>

New Chief Executive for Antarctica New Zealand

Friday, 12 April 2019, 4:32 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Sarah Williamson is the organisation’s new Chief Executive. Ms Williamson has considerable experience with Air New Zealand in a range of roles. With degrees in geography and psychology, and a master’s degree ... More >>

Sun sets on another science season

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:52 am | Antarctica New Zealand

From setting off explosions on remote glaciers, traversing over 1000 kilometres across the Ross Ice Shelf and close encounters with killer whales, this year’s Antarctic science season has been one to remember. The 2018/2019 Antarctic field research programme ... More >>

Youthful toothfish abound

Friday, 5 April 2019, 9:12 am | Antarctica New Zealand

They live more than 1000 metres below the surface in the coldest darkest parts of the Southern Ocean, but the elusive juvenile Antarctic toothfish hold some of the most important insights into the future of the Ross Sea population. More >>

Antarctica Unfrozen, a podcast series

Monday, 25 March 2019, 10:07 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A young Cantabrian is hoping to unfreeze Antarctic science mystery with a new podcast series. Antarctica Unfrozen, created by 21-year-old Blake Antarctic Ambassador Harry Seagar, launches today. In February he spent 11 days in Antarctica hosted by Antarctica ... More >>

Killer footage confirms toothfish on the menu

Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 9:23 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctic scientist Dr Regina Eisert has captured extraordinary video footage of her close encounter with a killer whale on the edge of the sea ice. The encounter happened last week in the final few hours of Dr Eisert’s research for this season ... More >>

How much coffee would you drink in a year?

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 10:01 am | Antarctica New Zealand

If you find the weekly grocery shop a chore, imagine one to last a year on the ice. Two hundred kilograms of coffee beans, 100 cans of peaches and 1900 rolls of toilet paper have just arrived at Scott Base in Antarctica. The supplies were delivered ... More >>

Antarctic stars in their eyes

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 3:20 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The initial results of a study looking at how Antarctic starfish adapt to climate change show they would continue to thrive and reproduce in a warmer, more acidic ocean - but may not grow as big. More >>

Unfrozen funds for Antarctica

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:05 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to be named as host of the new Antarctic Science Platform. More >>

NZ schools visit Antarctica

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 3:16 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Each year, Antarctica New Zealand partners with education provider LearNZ to create a free virtual field trip to teach New Zealand primary school children about Antarctica. This year, students will learn about the importance of the coastal food-web. More >>

Protecting Earth from Space

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:39 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

New Zealand scientists returning to Antarctica this summer will mark ten years contributing to two worldwide networks that look at space weather and lightning, and how these natural phenomena impact Earth. More >>

New Antarctic Frontiers

Friday, 2 November 2018, 12:38 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s not quite “To infinity and beyond” but when you’re 850 km away from Scott Base in Antarctica, it sure does feel like it! A team of New Zealand scientists will explore new frontiers in Antarctica this season when they travel across the ... More >>

Collaborating under the ice

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Ian Hawes has spent 40 years diving in Antarctica to gain an understanding of how inland and coastal aquatic ecosystems work. Now, he is sharing his knowledge with Korea’s Antarctic programme. University of Waikato Ecologist Professor Ian Hawes, ... More >>

Icy delay to Antarctica

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 11:39 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica is dealing her icy hand, delivering a series of storms that have caused the longest delay in decades for the start of the season. More >>

The warmest farewell for the coldest travellers

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:24 am | Antarctica New Zealand

New Zealand’s home at the bottom of the world is about to rev into action again with the beginning of the Antarctic science season. Forty Antarctica New Zealand staff, who will run Scott Base over the Austral summer, have spent the last month ... More >>

Want to tell NZ about Antarctic science ... from Antarctica?

Friday, 21 September 2018, 11:21 am | Antarctica New Zealand

If you’re an educator, journalist, artist or influencer and want to tell New Zealanders about Antarctic science and why it’s important … read on! More >>

Wherever the wind - and climate drivers - carry her!

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:54 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. More >>

Antarctica by degrees

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:04 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Scott Base Carpenter, Killian Russell, has been doing more than maintain New Zealand’s research base in Antarctica for the last six months, he’s also been studying for his bachelor in Business Studies. More >>

International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:18 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice President of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research). More >>

International VC for Antarctica NZ CE

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 3:12 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer, Peter Beggs, has been elected Vice Chair for the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes (COMNAP). More >>

 

 

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