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4 February 2020

Is this the world’s coldest job interview?

Five construction companies, shortlisted to build the new Scott Base, are heading to Antarctica. But this is no polar jolly, the aim of the trip is to give them first-hand experience of Scott Base and the challenges of the Antarc… Read More

Drilling at Siple Coast
3 February 2020

Drilling for icy answers

This summer, nearly one thousand kilometres from Scott Base across the world’s largest ice shelf, a team of Kiwi researchers plunged to new depths. The team used hot water to drill 600 metres though the Ross Ice Shelf, at an are… Read More

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11 January 2020

Satellite fault at Scott Base

*Update* This has issue has now been resolved. Phone and email access at Scott Base has been restoredA fibre fault in Auckland is affecting public phone and email access at Scott Base. The Scott Base Communications Satellite lin… Read More

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16 December 2019

Our new rock-star Professor

He has carved an internationally renowned career focusing on earth sciences, and now Professor John Cottle, from the University of California Santa Barbara, is coming home. Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce that Pro… Read More

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5 December 2019

Tsunami report for Scott Base

An earthquake originating in Mexico could be the most likely cause of a tsunami that would impact New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica, a study shows. Antarctica New Zealand commissioned a tsunami hazard study to inform the plan… Read More

Tim Naish
2 December 2019

Antarctica to London

“One of the biggest, most urgent questions is how Antarctica is responding to climate change, and what are its impacts on humanity”. Professor Tim Naish, from Victoria University of Wellington, isn’t one to shy away from the big … Read More

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