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Bird’s Icy View

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:29 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A Kiwi research team has, for the first time ever, used a fixed wing aircraft to measure the thickness of a huge area of sea ice in Antarctica. This is a major milestone for understanding sea ice processes in a region of Antarctica known as the Western ... More >>

Antarctic Scientists Support Climate Emergency

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 3:07 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctic scientists say the Prime Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in New Zealand is an important signal to industry and communities, to consider climate change consequences in all their decision-making efforts. Every year dozens of scientists ... More >>

Icy Science, But Without The Scientists On Ice

Monday, 23 November 2020, 10:17 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued an important sea ice project. The Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness, temperature and ... More >>

Can Kids Ace Our Base?

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10:21 am | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s been designed by an international team of polar experts, and now Antarctica New Zealand wants Kiwi kids to have a crack at building the new Scott Base! Ace the Base is launching at the International Antarctic Centre today, and gives children ... More >>

From The Coldest Place To The Toughest Race

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 9:15 am | Antarctica New Zealand

As if spending 13 months in Antarctica, wintering over at Scott Base and braving temperatures as low as -47 degrees wasn’t challenging enough, Joey Blatch has just signed up for one of the hardest endurance races on the planet. Joey, Antarctica ... More >>

New Board Members For Antarctica New Zealand

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 12:55 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is pleased to welcome two new Board members. Independent Director, Jenn Bestwick and Environmental Manager, Neil Gilbert have joined the organisation. The appointments were announced in today’s New Zealand Gazette. Mrs Bestwick is ... More >>

Ice-olation For Antarctica New Zealand

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:04 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is gearing up for a much reduced season on the ice this year and a very different deployment to normal! Before they head to one of the remotest places on the planet, all personnel flying south with the New Zealand programme will ... More >>

A Green Building On The White Continent

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:51 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The colour of the new Scott Base may not be decided, but one thing is clear – the building will be green. Antarctica New Zealand, together with the New Zealand Green Building Council, has developed a custom Green Star tool to measure the sustainability ... More >>

NZ company to rebuild our home in Antarctica

Monday, 15 June 2020, 1:14 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce Leighs Construction Limited has been selected as the preferred main contractor for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. Leighs, a New Zealand owned and operated construction company from Christchurch, ... More >>

COVID-19 Impacts Antarctic Field Season

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 2:06 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

As COVID-19 sweeps the planet, only one continent remains untouched and Antarctica New Zealand is focused on keeping it that way. After close consultation with other National Antarctic Programmes in the Ross Sea region and considering a range of scenarios ... More >>

Drilling for icy answers

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:24 am | Antarctica New Zealand

This summer, nearly one thousand kilometres from Scott Base across the world’s largest ice shelf, a team of Kiwi researchers plunged to new depths. More >>

Our new rock-star Professor

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:16 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

He has carved an internationally renowned career focusing on earth sciences, and now Professor John Cottle, from the University of California Santa Barbara, is coming home. More >>

Tsunami report for Scott Base

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:27 am | Antarctica New Zealand

An earthquake originating in Mexico could be the most likely cause of a tsunami that would impact New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica, a study shows. More >>

Ten million dollar plan

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:01 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s the driest, coldest, windiest, place on Earth ... yet millions of critters still flourish in Antarctica. And now, thanks to 10 million dollars of multi-year funding, we’re going to know more about them and how they’ll adapt to a warming ... More >>

Marsden success for Antarctic science projects

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:34 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Two Antarctic research projects have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in the latest round of Marsden funding. More >>

60 years of the Antarctic Treaty

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 9:05 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on the planet, and the treaty system that keeps it that way has just turned 60. Alongside 53 other nations, New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to the Antarctic Treaty. The Treaty is a unique ... More >>

Negative SAM and this week’s wintery weather

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:39 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Negative SAM isn’t the grumpy dude in your office, but is short for the Southern Annular Mode - also known as the Antarctic Oscillation, the label given to the way the Southern Ocean westerlies and storms move around in the oceans surrounding Antarctica. More >>

Icebergs on ice

Friday, 5 July 2019, 1:19 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

A much anticipated delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables has arrived at Scott Base in Antarctica. The fresh supplies are a rare treat for the 12 hardy Kiwis wintering over at our home on the ice. A US Airforce C17 Globemaster arrived at Phoenix Airfield ... More >>

First look at our coolest redevelopment

Friday, 28 June 2019, 11:21 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to share what a new Scott Base could look like. More >>

Millions of dollars for Antarctic research

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:06 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The Antarctic Science Platform is thrilled to announce $26 million will be awarded to long-term Antarctic research projects. The projects are led by well-known researchers from multiple universities and research organisations across the country. Platform ... More >>