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Supporting World Leading Science & Environmental Protection

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Mini IceFest Programme 2016

Check out the Mini IceFest Programme for 2016 which includes an exhibition from Antarctica New Zealand: 'Our Place in Antarctica' during Air Day and in the CC...

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Can you help us tell the story?

For the past six-decades, the New Zealand Antarctic programme has taken media, artists and educators to Scott Base to help tell the story of New Zealand’s rol...

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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!

 

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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C17 landing on Antarctica. Photo by Chris Rudge 1987. Photo by Chris Rudge. 1987. #photooftheday #awesome #c17The cliff on the north side of the Taylor Glacier taken in 1965. That little blue figure on the bottom right of the image is a person which should give you some perspective. Photo Mike Prebble. #antarctica #ice #glacier #awesome #photooftheday #history #antarcticanzBlack Browed #albatross in flight over the #SouthernOcean. Photo Kim Westerskov 1983. #photooftheday #nature #antarctica #birds #oceanTake only photos and leave only footprint... actually, in some parts of #Antarctica try & minimise the #footprints too! H1 by the beautiful Barne Glacier en-route to Cape Royds. Pic care of the fabulous Andy Waters, winter leader 2015-16.Emperor #penguins at the ice edge. Photo Chris Rudge. 1987. #antarctica #photooftheday #nature #awesomeearthShackleton's Hut at Cape Royds - picturesque even after an 11hour Hagglunds ride by the #ScottBase winterover team to check out the sea ice and wintered status of the Hut! Pic by Andy Waters #Antarctica