Base Operations

Scott Base is New Zealand's permanent research support station in Antarctica. It is managed somewhat similarly to a private kiwi lodge, with shared bedrooms, one large dining room and a commercial kitchen. With up to 85 people on base at any time the Scott Base staff work hard to ensure that supplies of heat, electricity, fresh water and food are maintained year round.

Each year Antarctica New Zealand employs a summer crew (October to February) and a smaller winter-over crew (October to October the following year). The summer crew is augmented by New Zealand Defence Force personnel who contribute the essential services to keep Scott Base running.