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

Scott Base Redevelopment newsletter
16 June 2022

SBR Update | Green is the new base

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki / green! Read More

Edu booklet
10 June 2022

SBR Update | June 2022

Vote on the colour of the new base, download a new education booklet, watch a presentation on the redevelopment. Read More