The Scott Base team removing the Sea Ice Mass Balance Station during COVID Photo by Jamie Mc Gaw
21 October 2022

Icy reception for Antarctic season opening

By Antarctica New Zealand chief executive Sarah Williamson There’s nothing quite like an Antarctic polar blast hitting Aotearoa to remind everyone season opening is upon us. As temperatures plummeted earlier this month bringing u… Read More

Plane 2
17 October 2022

SBR Update | October 2022

The 2022/23 Antarctic summer season is well and truly underway. As we welcome home the last of our winter crew, we say farewell to the first group of Scott Base Redevelopment personnel headed south. Read More

Erebus Chalice in the Transitional Cathedral
10 October 2022

Godspeed, with hope and urgency

The Erebus Chalice has begun its journey to Antarctica. After looking after it over winter, Christ Church Cathedral gave it to Tony German from the National Science Foundation, at a service in Christchurch on Sunday. The silver a… Read More

Days of Ice
28 September 2022

Come and celebrate Days of Ice with us!

Antarctica is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch. Days of Ice kicks off in the city tomorrow to mark the start of the summer science season and to celebrate our city’s unique connection with the continent. There will be events and f… Read More

Penguins on cracking sea ice 2021/22
27 September 2022

Sea ice: What we know about its role, importance and future

Sea ice around Antarctica plays a crucial role in the global climate. It influences ocean circulation and temperature, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and provides a critical habitat for marine ecosystems. Antarctica’s sea ice h… Read More

Atmospheric River Research 2
14 July 2022

Tropical thunderstorms affect Antarctic melting

Record melting linked to warm, moist air that flows across South Pacific Ocean. A train of atmospheric events that starts near New Zealand has been linked to record melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic. New research in Nature … Read More