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Hugh Brougton in the cardboard Scott Base
10 June 2022

Antarctica New Zealand get first look inside Scott Base redesign

Antarctica New Zealand have been given their first look inside the new, $357 million Scott Base. Not at the frozen edge of Ross Island, but 3800km north, not far from the construction site in Timaru. Read More

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8 June 2022

First evidence of microplastics in Antarctic snow – new NZ research

University of Canterbury researchers have published the world’s first study confirming the discovery of microplastics in fresh snow in Antarctica. Read More

Our Changing Coastline demo Auckland
7 June 2022

A map of the future

Sea-level rise doesn’t affect coasts equally—one bay may be drowned while the beach next door remains the same as ever. Predicting sea-level rise needs to take into account tectonic movement of the land, prevailing winds, coastal… Read More

Ice water jet
7 June 2022

‘Hidden world’ of marine life discovered in Antarctic ‘river’ under ice

Beneath a vast Antarctic ice shelf, in a cathedral-like cavern hundreds of metres high, are swarms of little shrimp-like creatures in a newly discovered underwater ecosystem that, until recently, had remained an ice-locked secret. Read More

Drilling through Antarctic ice
7 June 2022

Kiwi scientists make astonishing discovery hundreds of metres under Antarctic ice

A team of New Zealand scientists have made an astonishing discovery 500 metres under the Antarctic ice. Read More

Ian Hawes
6 June 2022

Honour for decades of Antarctic research

Congratulations to Prof Ian Hawes, who has been awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List. An expert in cyanobacteria (blu… Read More