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Scott Base 24 Hour Darkness, Moon & Auroras

It has been months since the sun set for the last time at Scott Base - this video showcases clear conditions, the landscape, a full moon and auroras.

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Ice Age characters take advantage of new winter flights to Antarctica

It turns out there are more latent thespians at Scott Base than previously suspected. Antarctica New Zealand's 11-member winter team have been sharing Ice...

Our Place in Antarctica

Welcome to Scott Base

Scott Base, New Zealand's only Antarctic research station, perches on a low volcanic headland called Pram Point at the Southern end of Ross Island, 3500kms south of Dunedin and 1350kms from the South Pole.

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Interested in working with us?

Antarctica New Zealand has a mixture of permanent, seconded and fixed term staff for our Christchurch and Scott Base locations. - See more at: http://antarcticanz.govt.nz/#sthash.0NpDfUcs.dpuf

Antarctica New Zealand offers a mixture of permanent, seconded and fixed term roles in Christchurch and at Scott Base.

Check out our current vacancies

Health and Safety Manager
Winter Field Support

Antz Ritchie Robbo IBR

Kiwi Science

Antarctica New Zealand's role in science is to establish themes and priorities for New Zealand Antarctic science; encourage and facilitate the implementation of science projects that deliver on them; and present the outcomes and benefits of and advocate for Antarctic science.

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Antarctica’s Unique Environment

Antarctica New Zealand aims to develop and maintain high-quality environmental standards and procedures that

  • Minimise New Zealand's environmental footprint in Antarctica and safeguard the Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments;
  • Are understood, respected and implemented by Antarctica New Zealand staff, stakeholders and visitors;
  • Support New Zealand's national and international obligations in Antarctica.
- See more at: http://antarcticanz.govt.nz/environment#sthash.1B8EAvp9.dpuf

Antarctica New Zealand aims to develop and maintain high-quality environmental standards and procedures that

  • Minimise New Zealand's environmental footprint in Antarctica and safeguard the Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments;
  • Are understood, respected and implemented by Antarctica New Zealand staff, stakeholders and visitors;
  • Support New Zealand's national and international obligations in Antarctica.
- See more at: http://antarcticanz.govt.nz/environment#sthash.1B8EAvp9.dpuf

Antarctica New Zealand has a strong established history of environmental leadership. The environment and our impact on it is one of the driving considerations in every decision we make when operating in Antarctica.

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Bringing Antarctica to the living rooms of New Zealanders

Want to learn more about New Zealand's role in Antarctica? Check out some awesome footage and imagery here!

 

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Scott Base Webcams & Weather

Keep an eye on what the team are up to at Scott Base via our webcams.

It is officially still Winter, and 24hours of darkness down at Scott Base. As we head towards Spring, you'll start to see the light peeking through on our webcams!

Please refresh your page to see the latest image - the webcam updates every 15 minutes.

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One of the most #stunning images in our collection. Taken under the ice by Kim Westerskov in 1992 it is the most #beautiful shot of a Weddell #seal swimming through a sea ice crevasse. #antarctica #photooftheday #brilliantThe Airbus blends nicely with the #Antarctica backdrop... Great pic by Vonny Sprey - the 2016/17 research season has officially commenced!Pegasus airfield, a la #antarctica - preparing to support 200 #winfly pax disembark... Many of whom will be stepping foot on the ice for the first time. The beginning of a truly life changing experience supporting worldclass #science. Pic by the talented Vonny Sprey, Aug 2016The first flight of #winfy landed today at Pegasus airfield, #Antarctica. It carried cargo, 11 Kiwi's and 180 Americans. This is our fav pic of the season... noting it's only day 1. #epic? What do you reckon? (kudos to Vonny Sprey!)Mother Adelie feeding her chick. Photo Kim Westerskov. 1983. #photooftheday #nature #penguin #antarcticaIt's been gone so long we've got a little crazy ... In a good way! Great to have you back, soon we will have you back 24hours a day and our #Antarctic research will begin again, ramping up during the 60th anniversary of NZ's #leadership on the ice. #ScottBase