Climate change is having significant impacts on Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and life, with far-reaching global consequences.
From science and fieldcamps to Scott Base and wildlife, watch Julian Thomson point out 10 highlights of his trip to Antarctica.
Walk up Crater Hill with us, take in the views and learn about the basalt lava that Scott Base is built on.
Can snow save Antarctic sea ice from melting? During the 2022 season, scientists used drones to measure the snow cover to better understand its effect on the absorbtion of sunlight energy.
Get an inside look at how scientists research the important and fragile platelet ice layer that grows under the sea ice.
Antarctica may be melting faster than anyone realises, and the implications for humanity are potentially disastrous. Dr Tim Naish explains the issues and solutions.
A team from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is researching bugs in the McMurdo Sound sea ice to see how they respond to variations in light at different depths.
NIWA oceanographer Dr Natalie Robinson gives a glimpse into life as a scientist on the ice, from the many layers of warm clothes and nifty equipment she uses to the curious locals.
Sonny visits some of Antarctica's historic huts to see where science on ice first began and hears from the scientists working to understand climate change.
Sonny gets a tour of Scott Base, home away from home for all kiwis in Antarctica. He learns how they turn sea water into drinking water and how they use poo-eating bugs to deal with the waste.
Sonny heads to McMurdo Station and the famous Crary Lab where he learns about the mysterious world of sea slugs and spiders, and the scientists diving underwater in the Antarctic to study them.
Sonny catches a helicopter to meet some of Antarctica's adelie and emperor penguins, tries out a loo with a view and helps the scientists by collecting some penguin poo.
Sonny travels to the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, camps out on the ice and meets a 'seal whisperer', even hearing the songs of seals underwater.
NZ School children will hear directly from a panel of three Antarcticians on the history of Scott Base, how they support important climate science in Antarctica and the animals that live there.