NZDF training
13 November 2023

Surviving the cold

Antarctica New Zealand field training specialists support the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Training Centre on a five-day cold weather survival course on Mt Ruapehu. Read More

MAJ Lucy Wright
27 March 2023

Bringing the military and Antarctic science together

The New Zealand Defence Force’s tri-Service Operation Antarctica is one of New Zealand Defence Force's oldest missions, with personnel being involved since 1957. At the helm is Senior National Officer Major Lucy Wright, who works… Read More

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10 March 2023

Receiving messages from the deep

The seal, nicknamed Walter, has never breathed air warmer than zero degrees. It’s clear he likes it. Antarctic oceanographer Natalie Robinson blogs for the European Geosciences Union. Read More

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3 March 2023

Stuff | New Scott Base research station set to sail for Antarctica in 2027

The date has been set and the ship booked for the new Scott Base research station’s completion and 3720-kilometre journey to Antarctica. Read More

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20 December 2022

Monitoring climate change from Antarctica

A team from Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand recently visited Antarctica as part of efforts to better understand climate change and protect important heritage sites. Read More

Scott Base wind farm BNR
8 December 2022

Anything but ‘boring’: What lies beneath at Scott Base wind farm

Boring through ice and volcanic rock in sub-zero temperatures and howling gales is no mean feat. It’s a carefully planned job that requires equal parts stamina and teamwork. Read More