EM Bird flying
12 January 2021

Bird's Icy View

A Kiwi research team has, for the first time ever, used a fixed wing aircraft to measure the thickness of a huge area of sea ice in Antarctica.This is a major milestone for understanding sea ice processes in a region of Antarctic… Read More

10 December 2020

Lorde on Going South

“I have dreamt about Antarctica every week for months. Every few nights there are Emperor penguins in my garden or there is like some expansive gets you on a sort of subconscious level… it’s just the coolest thing that … Read More

Climate change photo
7 December 2020

Antarctic scientists support climate emergency

Antarctic scientists say the Prime Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in New Zealand is an important signal to industry and communities, to consider climate change consequences in all their decision-making efforts. Eve… Read More

Sea ice installation
23 November 2020

Icy science, but without the scientists on ice

Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued an important sea ice project.The Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness,… Read More

Project 3
12 November 2020

Antarctic research receives huge support in this year’s Marsden funding round

Antarctica New Zealand would like to congratulate the Antarctic researchers who have been awarded financial support in this year’s Marsden Fund awards.The prestigious fund supports excellent New Zealand research, and successful a… Read More

ANZ LEGO 10 Large
27 October 2020

Can kids ace our base?

It’s been designed by an international team of polar experts, and now Antarctica New Zealand wants Kiwi kids to have a crack at building the new Scott Base! Ace the Base is launching at the International Antarctic Centre today, a… Read More