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1 November 2023

Science Update - October 2023

Avian Influenza detected in Sub-Antarctic, studying the chemistry of the atmosphere, research highlights of 2022/23 and Community Engagement Programme applications open for 2024/25 season. Read More

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

Capture stamps second time lucky
7 September 2023

Scott base stamp collection: Home on Ross Island

Scott Base was designed to have a short life, but it didn't take long for the little research station to defy the odds and reshape its destiny. It was originally designed to support the British Trans-Antarctic (TAE) and Internati… Read More

2023 Scott Base Midwinter Dinner Team Photos
29 June 2023

SBR Update | June 2023

Mid-winter is a special time in Antarctica - it signals the half way point of the long winter months and that we are one step closer to the first sunrise. Read More

Last sunset
6 June 2023

Feeling sad or SAD? Lessons from Antarctica on how to get through winter

It’s 9am in Antarctica and Greg Kukutai has taken his laptop outside into absolute darkness. In -45C conditions, the winter leader of Scott Base pans the camera about to show, well, not much. The lights of the base are blazing bu… Read More