Scott Base with the pressure ridges

Antarctica New Zealand

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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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1 October 2023

Come and celebrate Awesome Antarctica!

Antarctica is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch, with the ‘Awesome Antarctica’ Days of Ice festival running from 2 to 8 October. Tūranga library will be the vortex of action during the week-long storm of events and festivities abou… Read More

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28 September 2023

Third time lucky for Scott Base crew

The penguin has landed! It was once, twice, three-times lucky for the crew heading to New Zealand’s Antarctic research station, Scott Base. The team of 43 landed safe and sound on the ice late yesterday afternoon, on their third … Read More

Pressure ridges by Blake Mc Davitt
27 September 2023

Winter sea ice MIA, scientists convene emergency summit

As Antarctic sea ice extent dips towards a record winter low, Antarctica New Zealand's field support staff are monitoring and assessing fast ice conditions at Ross Island. Antarctica’s sea ice is in dramatic decline, tracking wel… Read More

Capture stamps second time lucky
7 September 2023

Scott Base stamp collection: Home on Ross Island

Scott Base was designed to have a short life, but it didn't take long for the little research station to defy the odds and reshape its destiny. It was originally designed to support the British Trans-Antarctic (TAE) and Internati… Read More

Scott Base AA sign by Anthony Powell medium
1 September 2023

Community Engagement Programme applications are open

We’re back! After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Antarctica New Zealand is re-opening the Community Engagement Programme (CEP). This unique programme allows media, artists, educators and writers to visit Antarc… Read More

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25 July 2023

Antarctic scientists gather in Christchurch

There’s an avalanche of Antarctic researchers in Ōtautahi this week, with scientists from around the globe gathering in the gateway city for back-to-back international conferences that put a spotlight on climate change. Antarctic… Read More

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