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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 >>

Spotlight on Antarctic science

Monday, 17 June 2019, 11:02 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Over the next three days, Antarctic researchers from across the country will come together in Christchurch for the biennial New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference. More >>

Climate secrets buried deep beneath the Southern Ocean

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 3:47 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

A Kiwi couple are on board a ship filled with international experts hoping to extract climate insights from below the seabed in the Southern Ocean. University of Otago paleoceanographer, Christina Riesselman and husband Chris Moy, a paleoclimatologist, ... More >>

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 >>