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New Zealand Leading Antarctic Environmental Committee

Tuesday, 4 June 2024, 2:24 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

New Zealand is leading the conversation in Antarctic environmental protection, with the appointment of Antarctica New Zealand’s GM Policy, Environment and Safety as the new Chair of the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP). More >>

Come, Make A Difference - In Antarctica!

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 9:22 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for adventurous individuals to join the prestigious team supporting Antarctic research at Scott Base and beyond for the upcoming 2024/25 season. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2402/37f69a8c8c7760c432fa.jpeg" ... More >>

Antarctic Frontier Project ‘Tantalisingly Close’ To Vital Climate Secrets

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 1:50 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

An international team co-led by GNS Science Te Pū Ao, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Antarctica New Zealand has successfully drilled through 580 metres of ice, obtained the longest sediment core ever retrieved from the remote ... More >>

Come And Celebrate Awesome Antarctica With Us!

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 7:51 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch, with the ‘Awesome Antarctica’ Days of Ice festival running from 2 to 8 October. Tūranga library will be the vortex of action during the week-long storm of events and festivities about to hit the Antarctic ... More >>

The Penguin Has Landed

Thursday, 28 September 2023, 4:12 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

It was once, twice, three-times lucky for the crew heading to New Zealand’s Antarctic research station, Scott Base. The team of 43 landed safe and sound on the ice late yesterday afternoon, on their third attempt to reach Antarctica. The crew originally ... More >>

Antarctic Researchers Gather In Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 12:49 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

There’s an avalanche of Antarctic researchers in Ōtautahi this week, with scientists from around the globe gathering in the gateway city for back-to-back international conferences that put a spotlight on climate change. Antarctica New Zealand and the ... More >>

Starlink For Scott Base – But No Phones During Dinner!

Friday, 28 April 2023, 10:02 am | Antarctica New Zealand

New Zealand’s remotest outpost is now just a video call away with Antarctica New Zealand installing Starlink at Scott Base to improve connectivity. The aim is to give scientists access to modern digital software tools while they are working at ... More >>

New Turbines For The Windiest Continent

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 8:53 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Ross Island, Antarctica is set to receive three new state-of-the-art wind turbines that will power the future Scott Base with more than 90% renewable energy. Three EWT turbines (type DW54X-1MW) have been selected to replace the three existing turbines ... More >>

Antarctic Voyage To Echo History

Friday, 3 March 2023, 10:59 am | Antarctica New Zealand

The countdown is on! The specialist ship that will deliver the new Scott Base research station to Antarctica has been booked for January 2027 – exactly 70 years after the original base opened in 1957. Antarctica New Zealand and Leighs Construction ... More >>

Join Us At Scott Base. We’re Hiring!

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 9:49 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Now’s the chance to join the stellar team that supports Antarctic research at Scott Base and in the field for the 2023/24 season. We are seeking a team of about 40 - from engineers and mechanics, to cleaners and chefs - to keep New Zealand’s ... More >>

Lorde! That’s Good For Climate Change

Friday, 24 February 2023, 6:27 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Lorde has put her money where her mouth is and donated $120,000 to climate change science in Antarctica. The singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, visited Antarctica in 2019 with the Antarctica New Zealand Community Engagement Programme. ... More >>

Saving Antarctica’s Emperors: Technology Follows Penguins’ Every Move

Thursday, 5 January 2023, 7:22 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

GPS-based technology is helping researchers to learn more about Antarctica’s majestic emperor penguins’ feeding patterns as part of efforts to protect the species from environmental threats. Birds at the Cape Crozier emperor colony have been wearing ... More >>

What’s Lurking Under Antarctica’s Dry Valleys?

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 11:55 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A team of international scientists will head back to Antarctica this month to try and unlock the carbon secrets of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In an international collaboration with Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), scientists ... More >>

Penguin Flies High On TikTok

Friday, 2 December 2022, 3:23 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

A social media post of a penguin stopping traffic at Scott Base has gone viral, with more than five and a half million views in two days! International media have already been in touch wanting to use the intriguing imagery. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2212/11655343940cd2ab5958.jpeg" ... More >>

Robots Race Against Climate Change On Seafloor

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 1:19 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists are racing to document life on the seafloor in the Ross Sea before ecosystems change, possibly forever, as the world warms. Underwater robots have been deployed to conduct ‘speed sampling’, covering distances and ... More >>

Better Connected Thanks To Antarctica

Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:34 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Not many Kiwis know that we connect to Antarctica every time we open a map on our phones – thanks to data collected by the Scott Base Geomagnetic Observatory! As well as supplying data for smartphone orientation, geomagnetic measurements from ... More >>

Scholarships 2022: Making A Difference To Microplastics, Penguins And Carbon Cycles

Monday, 4 July 2022, 12:26 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

From microplastics and contamination in penguin colonies in Antarctica, to the role of sea creatures’ skeletons in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle, Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce the three recipients of this year’s post graduate ... More >>

A Green Scott Base Wins New Zealanders’ Hearts

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 3:57 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki/green! The iconic colour, which has graced the Ross Island research station since 1965, finished with 4514 votes from the 10,830 Kiwis and honorary penguins who made the ... More >>

The Race For The Base

Monday, 13 June 2022, 4:40 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The final countdown is on, with only one full day left to vote for the colour of the new Scott Base. Every vote is going to count because, in what could be historic upset, karaka/orange is closing in kākāriki/green, the colour which has graced ... More >>

New Building For Science At Scott Base

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9:32 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy lives on as the first piece of the new Scott Base infrastructure is installed in Antarctica. The small but mighty building will support several science experiments, some of which have continued uninterrupted since 1957 ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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