SWAIS 2 C proposed drill sites Credit GNS Science
9 November 2021

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future

Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.The Antarctic research project will investig… Read More

Prime Port Timaru
5 November 2021

It’s all about that Base

Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce that the new Scott Base will be constructed at PrimePort Timaru.The decision to work with PrimePort was made after careful deliberation – not least because it has an accessible and a… Read More

Melt pool KR
29 October 2021

Antarctic science underpins urgency for climate action

Antarctica is a key player in informing the world on how to plan, prepare for and protect from the impacts of climate change.Decisions at next week’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference are critical to keep Earth’s warming below 1… Read More

SBR concept
14 October 2021

Green light to rebuild Scott Base

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted that Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, has given the green light to begin the redevelopment of Scott Base.Minister Mahuta has approved the Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation… Read More

NIWA has used the sledges before to carry sensitive equipment
30 September 2021

New lease of life for Antarctic sledges

Sometimes they just don’t make them like they used to.That’s certainly the case for three old timber sledges that have just been carefully maintained before they head back down to Scott Base for another busy season to help measur… Read More