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Antarctica New Zealand
Te Tiri o te Moana, Aotearoa

Supporting world leading science and environmental protection

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency responsible for carrying out New Zealand's activities in Antarctica, supporting world leading science and environmental protection. Our vision is: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – valued, protected, understood

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Staff boarding the Boeing 757 2022
21 September 2022

Let the science begin!

Personnel tasked with keeping Scott Base running over the summer science season have arrived on the ice. The first group of Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel landed yesterday on the Royal New Z… Read More

K882 Lily Pryor Rogers and Jack Massuger prepare to moor an instrument array which will monitor enviornmental conditions on the seafloor at Cape Evans Antarctica
31 August 2022

Robots race against climate change on seafloor

New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists are racing to document life on the seafloor in the Ross Sea before ecosystems change, possibly forever, as the world warms. Underwater robots have been deployed to conduct ‘speed sampling’, cove… Read More

Geomagnetic Huts In Place Antarctica New Zealand Matthew Jordan
15 August 2022

Better connected thanks to Antarctica

Not many Kiwis know that we connect to Antarctica every time we open a map on our phones – thanks to data collected by the Scott Base Geomagnetic Observatory! As well as supplying data for smartphone orientation, geomagnetic meas… Read More

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