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

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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

Staff boarding the Boeing 757 Photo Brett Reed
21 September 2022

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Personnel tasked with keeping Scott Base running over the summer science season have arrived on the ice. The first group of Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel landed yesterday on the Royal New Z… Read More

Karissa Hyde
7 September 2022

Inside Job: Karissa Hyde

Meet Karissa Hyde CMEngNZ IntPE(NZ), a Construction Manager at Antarctica New Zealand working in Christchurch. Read More

18 August 2022

Creating a new Scott Base, one Minecraft block at a time

Excitement is building in Timaru as construction work is set to begin on the $344 million Scott Base Redevelopment Rebuild. And that proved the foundation for a virtual initiative for hundreds of local students to create the base… Read More

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