The AHT camp at Cape Evans

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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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Scott Base by Al Chapman
30 January 2023

COVID at Scott Base

COVID-19 has reached Scott Base. There are currently (2 February) five people with mild symptoms in isolation. Antarctica New Zealand has strict protocols for personnel travelling south, including a comprehensive medical assessm… Read More

Emperor Close Up 1 Medium By Anthony Powell, Cape Crozier 2022
5 January 2023

Saving Antarctica’s emperors: Technology follows penguins’ every move

GPS-based technology is helping researchers to learn more about Antarctica’s majestic emperor penguins’ feeding patterns as part of efforts to protect the species from environmental threats. Birds at the Cape Crozier emperor colo… Read More

Permafrost work in the Dry Valleys
22 December 2022

What’s lurking under Antarctica’s Dry Valleys?

A team of international scientists will head back to Antarctica this month to try and unlock the carbon secrets of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In an international collaboration with Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volca… Read More

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