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Scott Base Redevelopment

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Scott Base is Aotearoa New Zealand’s home on the ice. The facility is the strategic hub for scientists from New Zealand and across the globe to carry out some of the most important research in the world.

The redevelopment of Scott Base will see the aging infrastructure replaced with a safe, fit-for-purpose, and sustainable research facility that will support New Zealand’s presence in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica for the next 50 years.

Latest News

Geomagnetic Huts In Place Antarctica New Zealand Matthew Jordan
15 August 2022

Better connected thanks to Antarctica

Not many Kiwis know that we connect to Antarctica every time we open a map on our phones – thanks to data collected by the Scott Base Geomagnetic Observatory! As well as supplying data for smartphone orientation, geomagnetic meas… Read More

Colour Our Place Scott Base Social Tiles 1080x108017
15 June 2022

Keeping Antarctica kākāriki: A green Scott Base wins New Zealanders' hearts

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki/green! The iconic colour, which has graced the Ross Island research station since 1965, finished with 4514 votes from the 10,830 Kiwis and honora… Read More

Hamilton West Kindergarten votes
13 June 2022

The race for the base

The final countdown is on, with only one full day left to vote for the colour of the new Scott Base. Every vote is going to count because, in what could be historic upset, karaka/orange is closing in kākāriki/green, the colour wh… Read More

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