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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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‘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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