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Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Remote controlling Antarctic science – Dr Marwan Katurji Antarctic scientists have found a way to help us better predict our weather forecasts in New Zealand. The balloons will help track the volatile continents extreme conditions and develop better models for our own weather.Source: 1 NEWS A lot of the research […]

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Science Update- December 2017

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- December 2017

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Science Update- December 2017 ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS This is the final Science Update for 2017! We hope that you have found the updates to be informative and a useful source of information and news relating to science in the south. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed […]

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Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Dancing on Antarctica ice a historic first for Kiwi dancer A frozen desert home to scientists, researchers, penguins and seals, Antarctica is not the kind of place you expect to find dancers performing outdoors especially given temperatures as low as -89.2C. At the height of summer, it reaches just 5C. […]

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Camping on the ice at Scott Base

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Camping on the ice at Scott Base

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Camping on the ice at Scott Base Geo News Photographer Neil Silverwood takes part in Antarctic Field Training—an overnight course on how to live and work in Antarctica’s extreme conditions. Neil Silverwood All visitors to New Zealand’s Scott Base, whether a scientist, a cook, or a photographer, must complete Antarctic […]

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Massive MPA comes into force off Antarctica

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Massive MPA comes into force off Antarctica

Fellow campaigner Rodney Russ, founder of Heritage Expeditions, told Newshub it’s an emotional time. “The number of public that came behind the marine mammal sanctuary is just part of what we’ve done here,” he said. “It was a long battle. It’s an amazing place – it gets into your skin, it gets under your skin, […]

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What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: What lies beneath: Why NZ’s slice of Antarctica is at the centre of an eco-mystery IAIN MCGREGOR/Stuff Why you should care about sea ice in Antarctica and what happens if we lose it. Parts of Antarctica aren’t behaving the way climate change models predict. It turns out that special things […]

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NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

By   /  November 22, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: NZDF begins annual mission to Antarctica Every year the New Zealand Defence Force transports dozens of scientists and tonnes of cargo to Antarctica and this year is no exception. The NZDF jetted off Tuesday morning with 90 New Zealand and American scientists and support staff and 12.5 tonnes of cargo […]

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‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on ‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: ‘Unusual’ seal pup spot near Scott Base IAIN McGREGOR/STUFF Mother weddell seals typically stay with their pups constantly for the first week or so and then encourage them into the water. Having two seals pups born immediately in front of Scott Base in Antarctica is “really unusual”, a professor of […]

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Pioneering Antarctic women honoured at Scott Base

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Pioneering Antarctic women honoured at Scott Base

Three pioneering female scientists have been honoured at New Zealand’s base in Antarctica, including the first Kiwi woman to work on the ice. Three laboratories at Scott Base’s newly refurbished Hillary Field Centre were officially renamed on Monday morning, celebrating their efforts. Antarctica NZ’s acting chief science advisor Dr Fiona Shanhun said the naming celebrates […]

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Fire and ice: Mapping the magma flow to Antarctica’s most active volcano

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Fire and ice: Mapping the magma flow to Antarctica’s most active volcano

On a quest to map the magma source of Mount Erebus in Antarctica, one of the most remote and highly active volcanoes in the world, scientists needed the expertise of mountaineer Danny Uhlmann. From altitude sickness to dealing with potentially deadly crevasses while traversing the glacier, Uhlmann was responsible for the team’s safety during the […]

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Emperor penguins in Antarctica curious about making a friend

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Emperor penguins in Antarctica curious about making a friend

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Emperor penguins in Antarctica curious about making a friend IAIN MCGREGOR/STUFF Reporter Will Harvie and visual journalist Iain McGregor’s get up close to some emperor penguins in Antarctica. Maybe it was a relative? Maybe it would respond? Whatever the case, a flock of emperor penguins north of Scott Base inspected […]

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Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Annabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdAnnabel Langbein’s passion for sustainable living It was after a life-changing event that Annabel Langbein decided she wanted to make a difference. At age 26, after a catastrophic horse accident that left her badly injured, […]

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From Southland to the South Pole

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on From Southland to the South Pole

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: From Southland to the South Pole Antarctica New Zealand general manager for Antarctic operations Simon Trotter is in charge of the logistics of bringing up to 400 scientists and crew to Scott Base every summer. He says having grown up in Fiordland ignited a lifelong passion for […]

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Antarctic Air Day

By   /  October 4, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic Air Day

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Antarctic Air Day Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head to the ice for the summer season. Meet the crews and check out a US Air Force C17, a RNZAF C130 Hercules, a historic Beaver and more. Learn about the people who work in Antarctica and […]

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Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why

MIL OSI – Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change. More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes on the frozen continent. […]

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Science Update – September 2017

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update – September 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Science Update – September 2017 ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS ARE YOU SUBMITTING AN NZARI TYPE A RESEARCH PROPOSAL? Please note that if your proposal involves an Antarctic field component you are required to submit a logistics support request to Antarctica New Zealand by 18 September 2017.  You are encouraged to contact  Fiona […]

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Antarctic labs overhaul just the beginning for supercool Scott Base

By   /  August 31, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic labs overhaul just the beginning for supercool Scott Base

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Antarctic labs overhaul just the beginning for supercool Scott Base Scott Base winter leader Simon Shelton takes advantage of the last sunshine for four months in Antarctica. Mt Erebus is in the background. With average temperatures sitting around the -20 degree Celsius mark in Antarctica, even the simplest […]

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Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare.

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare.

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found a 100 year old fruit cake among the artefacts from Cape Adare. Made by Huntley & Palmers, the fruit cake is still wrapped in paper and encased in the remains of a tin-plated iron alloy tin. The cake probably dates to the […]

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Life membership ‘quite a shock’

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Life membership ‘quite a shock’

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Life membership ‘quite a shock’ Proud achievement . . . Antarctic historian and author David Harrowfield has been made a life member of the New Zealand Antarctic Society. PHOTO: DANIEL BIRCHFIELD David Harrowfield has dedicated several decades of his life to the world’s southernmost continent, an effort […]

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The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw

MIL OSI – Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: The winners and losers of Antarctica’s great thaw When you think of Antarctica, you probably picture vast, continuous ice sheets and glaciers, with maybe a penguin or two thrown in. Yet most Antarctic plants and animals live in the permanently ice-free areas that cover about 1% of […]

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