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Scott Base Redevelopment

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

Scott Base with Erebus by Fiona Shanhun small
10 October 2023

Update: Scott Base Redevelopment

Antarctica New Zealand has not been able, at this stage, to reach an agreement on commercial terms with Leighs Construction Limited for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. Antarctica New Zealand will now consider a range of opt… Read More

Pressure ridges by Blake Mc Davitt
27 September 2023

Sea ice extent hit new winter low

As Antarctic sea ice extent dips towards a record winter low, Antarctica New Zealand's field support staff are monitoring and assessing fast ice conditions at Ross Island. Antarctica’s sea ice is in dramatic decline, tracking wel… Read More

Starlink kit on its perch at Scott Base Credit Ed Anscombe
28 April 2023

Starlink for Scott Base – but no phones during dinner!

New Zealand’s remotest outpost is now just a video call away with Antarctica New Zealand installing Starlink at Scott Base to improve connectivity. The aim is to give scientists access to modern digital software tools while they … Read More

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