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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

Rilee Thomas
17 July 2019

Fire and ice

Antarctic researcher Rilee Thomas was originally studying magma unmixing in the Southern Alps, but it was a rock deformation paper taught by Professor David Prior in 2017 that started her Antarctic journey. The University of Otag… Read More

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17 July 2019

From Greenland to Antarctica via Dunedin

University of Otago student Maren Richter’s research has taken her to some of the least tropical places on the planet, and Antarctica is next on her list. She has just been awarded an Antarctica New Zealand Sir Robin Irvine Docto… Read More

Olivia Truax
17 July 2019

Antarctica, not all ice

Rocks and sand aren’t the first things that spring to mind when you think about Antarctica, but a scholarship student is using sediment cores to dig deeper into Antarctica’s climate secrets. Olivia Truax, from the University of … Read More