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Sea level rise
2 May 2022

Predicting sea level rise for Aotearoa New Zealand

For the first time, New Zealanders can see how much and how fast sea level will rise along ‘their own’ stretch of coast and in their neighbourhood. The NZ SeaRise: Te Tai Pari O Aotearoa programme has released location specific s… Read More

Arnouxs by Matthew Jordan Medium
12 April 2022

Elusive whales visit Scott Base

Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here? The kiwi crew in Antarctica spotted a pod of secretive mammals in the bay in front of Scott Base last month. There was a buzz about base afterwards as the team tried to identify the spec… Read More

HMNZS Aotearoa with Mt Discovery in the background Antz Powell
17 February 2022

Successful resupply mission to Antarctica proves capability of NZ Navy ship

The capability of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ship HMNZS Aotearoa has now been proven following the successful completion of its first resupply mission to Antarctica. The $500-million maritime sustainment vessel was design… Read More

Ryan Murf Phil AFT
16 February 2022

We're hiring! Come work at our place, Scott Base

The hunt is on for a stellar team to support our Antarctic Operations at Scott Base and in the field during the 2022/23 season. We are seeking a team of 40, from engineers, mechanics, domestics and chefs that keep the home fires … Read More

KIS2 Tent Cloud Bank Stevens
14 February 2022

Exploring Antarctica’s hidden under-ice rivers and their role in future sea-level rise

Underneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets there’s a network of rivers and lakes. This is possible because of the insulating blanket of ice above, the flow of heat from within the Earth, and the small amount of heat generated as the… Read More