Carbon & Energy Management

To protect the Antarctic (and global) environment we have made a strong commitment to minimising energy demands to meet our sustainability objective. We do this by running Scott Base as a leading environmentally sustainable small research base in Antarctica by:

  • Maximising the use of sealift and minimise airlift use for intercontinental logistics
  • Using more renewable energy
  • Reducing the amount of energy and materials we use
  • Reducing or recycling our waste

Since the 2008/09 season, Antarctica New Zealand has met the requirements of the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS), a certification programme offered by Enviro-Mark Solutions has been certified as having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with ISO 14064-1 and committed to managing and reducing its emissions in respect of the operational activities of its organisation.

Installing gas chambers and depth sampling tubes Taylor Valley
Turbine Single Black Island

We have also recently signed up to the Energy-Mark certification programme, also offered by Enviro-Mark Solutions. Through the Energy-Mark programme we are aiming to develop, implement and maintain an energy management system. The Energy-Mark certification programme is a simple, three-step journey that recognises and rewards businesses for robustly managing their energy use.

More information on our carbon emissions can be found here.