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Staff boarding the Boeing 757 2022
21 September 2022

Let the science begin

Personnel tasked with keeping Scott Base running over the summer science season have arrived on the ice. The first group of Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel landed yesterday on the Royal New Z… Read More

Vanda Station
20 September 2022

Isolation, darkness and science – the first winter at Vanda Station

Temperatures dropping to -57 deg C, 16 weeks of darkness, isolation stretching to eight months and logistical challenges – this is what five men faced during the first winter-over at New Zealand’s Vanda Station, Antarctica. Read More

45 million years from VUW MR
16 September 2022

Scientists chart 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change

New study shows 'very clear and direct response' of Antarctic temperatures to changing carbon dioxide levels. Read More

K882 Lily Pryor Rogers and Jack Massuger prepare to moor an instrument array which will monitor enviornmental conditions on the seafloor at Cape Evans Antarctica
31 August 2022

Robots race against climate change on seafloor

New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists are racing to document life on the seafloor in the Ross Sea before ecosystems change, possibly forever, as the world warms. Underwater robots have been deployed to conduct ‘speed sampling’, cove… Read More

Geomagnetic Huts In Place Antarctica New Zealand Matthew Jordan
15 August 2022

Better connected thanks to Antarctica

Not many Kiwis know that we connect to Antarctica every time we open a map on our phones – thanks to data collected by the Scott Base Geomagnetic Observatory! As well as supplying data for smartphone orientation, geomagnetic meas… Read More

Turkish Delight delight skies above Scott Base
15 July 2022

Tonga volcano “afterglow” causes dazzling skies in Antarctica

Antarctica is experiencing stunning skyscapes like those recently seen in New Zealand, thanks to the afterglow effect from the Tongan volcano. Scientists working in Antarctica have captured breath-taking photos of the skies above… Read More

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