ATCM MEETING IN HOBART
Antarctic Treaty Parties meeting in Hobart have endorsed a host of New Zealand proposals. The full story can be found in this press release.
EXTREME MICROBES IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
National Geographic have released their stunning article on extreme microbes on Mt Erebus. The full article can be found here.
SCOTT BASE MID WINTER DINNER
Scott Base staff have just dined out at their mid-winter feast. The full story can be found here.
ANDRILL RESEARCH IN NATURE MAGAZINE
Ancient Antarctica was warmer and wetter than previously suspected, enough to support vegetation along its edges, according to a new study based on the ANDRILL geological drilling programme. The full story can be found here.
RNZAF ICE PILOT HONOURED
Squadron Leader Aaron Benton is being decorated for leading a significant rescue mission to Antarctica. The full story can be found here.
BIOSECURITY IN ANTARCTICA
Biosecurity in Antarctica looks to be a significant issue at the upcoming Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, which convenes in Hobart this week. The full story can be found here.
OWEN MARSHALL HONOURED
Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellow, Owen Marshall has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Merit (CNZM) for his services to writing. Owen is a world renowned poet, short story writer and novelist who travelled to Scott Base over the 2009-10 season. The full story can be found here.
ICE FISH SCIENCE
PETER JAMES SMITH EXHIBITION
Antarctica New Zealand Arts Fellow, Peter James Smith's exhibition “On the nature of things” is now showing at Orexart gallery in Auckland. Details of the exhibition can be found here.
NZ/ KOREA RESEARCH COLLABORATION
New Zealand and South Korea are set to launch a collaborative research effort in the Antarctic following the building of a $90 million state-of-the-art station In the Ross Sea. The full story can be found here.