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Bombs away in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Bombs away in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand A team of Kiwi scientists have broken new research ground on the Priestley Glacier in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica. The team, which also included two Korean researchers, spent the past three weeks based out of Korea’s Jang Bogo Station. Research lead University of Otago Professor David Prior says the aim is […]

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How much coffee would you drink in a year?

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on How much coffee would you drink in a year?

Source: Antarctica New Zealand  If you find the weekly grocery shop a chore, imagine one to last a year on the ice. Two hundred kilograms of coffee beans, 100 cans of peaches and 1900 rolls of toilet paper have just arrived at Scott Base in Antarctica.  The supplies were delivered by an American chartered ship, […]

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Science Update- January 2019

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- January 2019

Source: Antarctica New Zealand ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!The Postgraduate Research Scholarship Programme is designed to encourage researchers to pursue interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. The aim is to support talented students to get off to the best possible start in their research careers, focusing on pressing issues […]

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Congratulations Pat Langhorne

By   /  January 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Antarctica New Zealand, DJF, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Congratulations Pat Langhorne

Source: Antarctica New Zealand The 2019 New Year’s Honours have today been announced. The Herald talks to some of the recipients. Dr Siouxsie Wiles Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to microbiology and science communication. Dr Siouxsie Wiles has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to […]

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Science Update- September 2018

By   /  September 28, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- September 2018

Source: Antarctica New Zealand OTHER NEWS XIII INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ANTARCTIC EARTH SCIENCES The 13th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Science (ISAES 2019) will be held during July 22-26, 2019, at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The symposium aims to bring together Antarctic earth scientists from different areas in order to gather […]

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Science Update- August 2018

By   /  September 7, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- August 2018

Source: Antarctica New Zealand ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS MESSAGE FROM SIR BRIAN ROCHE (ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND BOARD CHAIR)   Tēnā koe, You may be aware that Antarctica New Zealand Chief Executive Peter Beggs has left the organisation.  The recruitment of a new Chief Executive will begin as soon as practicable. In the interim, Peter Smith, GM […]

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Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

By   /  August 21, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Statement from Sir Brian Roche, Board Chair

Source: Antarctica New Zealand 21 August 2018 Antarctica New Zealand Board statement The information Antarctica New Zealand has provided in response to media queries has been accurate in all respects.  There have however, been a number of inaccuracies reported in the media. Mr Beggs was dismissed following an investigation into his conduct as the Chief […]

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Scott Base Fire report

By   /  July 26, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Scott Base Fire report

Source: Antarctica New Zealand News Warped doors, ineffective fire walls and vulnerable cladding – Scott Base’s fire risks have been detailed in a worrying report. David Williams reports. It’s one of the harshest environments in the world. With Antarctica’s below-freezing temperatures, strong winds, frequent blizzards and ultra-dry conditions, it’s imperative New Zealand’s research base in […]

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Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

By   /  July 12, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 12 July 2018   Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her! Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!” The PhD candidate […]

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Science Update- June 2018

By   /  June 29, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on Science Update- June 2018

Source: Antarctica New Zealand ANTARCTICA NEW ZEALAND NEWS  ANTARCTIC SCIENCE PLATFORM – APPLICATIONS CLOSING Applications for the three leadership roles (Platform Director and two Programme Leaders) close on Friday 29th June 2018, with interviews scheduled between Monday 9thand Wednesday 11th July 2018. Information about these positions can be found here, or contact Antarctica New Zealand’s Acting Chief Scientific […]

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International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

By   /  June 27, 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, Science  /  Comments Off on International Antarctic role for Otago Professor

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 27 June 2018 International Antarctic role for Otago Professor Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice President of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research). Thirty-two voting nations and a number of International Science Unions elected University of Otago’s Professor Wilson for […]

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Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica

By   /  March 20, 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 Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Media Release: Rare footage of whales captured in Antarctica Media Release Tuesday 20 March 2018 Rare Footage of Whales Captured in Antarctica “I’m such an excited scientist right now!” Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on […]

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Public Advisory: Potential Radiation Exposure at McMurdo Station

By   /  January 23, 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 Public Advisory: Potential Radiation Exposure at McMurdo Station

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Headline: Public Advisory: Potential Radiation Exposure at McMurdo Station As a part of Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. Navy maintained a small nuclear power plant at the McMurdo Station, Antarctica, from 1962 to 1979. McMurdo Station and the site of the former power plant is approximately 3km from Scott Base. It […]

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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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