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23 September 2019

Could you build our base in Antarctica?

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference: the selection process involves a trip to Antarctica. “This is no junket though… Read More

Tim Naish
18 September 2019

Welcome Tim Naish

The Antarctic Science Platform is delighted to announce a new addition to its leadership team, internationally renowned Antarctic scientist, Professor Tim Naish. The Victoria University of Wellington Professor will look after a … Read More

Dan Lowry
15 August 2019

Marvellous modelling

A new model, developed by a New Zealand PhD student, could help to more accurately predict how Antarctica’s ice sheets will respond to a warming world and impact global sea level rise. Dan Lowry, from Victoria University of Well… Read More

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13 August 2019

60 years of the Antarctic Treaty

Antarctica is one of the most pristine environments on the planet, and the treaty system that keeps it that way has just turned 60. Alongside 53 other nations, New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to the Antarctic Treaty. T… Read More

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1 August 2019

Negative SAM and this week’s wintry weather

As the mercury drops around the country this week, you can thank negative SAM. Negative SAM isn’t the grumpy dude in your office, but is short for the Southern Annular Mode - also known as the Antarctic Oscillation, the label giv… Read More

19 July 2019

A childhood dream translated in conservation research

Antarctica’s animals have fascinated Shanelle Dyer since she was nine, and thanks to a New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship, she is translating that fascination into a Weddell Seal research project. The University of Canterbu… Read More