Each summer season around 100 scientists and technicians travel to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to conduct research. Other scientists carry out Antarctic research from New Zealand using remote technology and utilisation of sample and data archives.

Increasingly, scientists are travelling further afield from Scott Base with the support of Antarctica New Zealand. These trips into the “deep field” are required to get to the places where change is happening the fastest – such as the edges of floating ice shelves, the northern extent of the Ross Sea, and the areas where ice sheets are thickest. Geographic extent on map

To learn more about the science underway during the 2017/18 season click here, or download our Antarctic Science Programme Summary here.

Check out our Science Monitoring Poster and 2017 Science Poster to learn about the research being conducted in Antarctica.