Antarctica New Zealand - Latest News [Page 2]

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 >>

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 >>