News & information on Antarctica & the Southern Ocean


Green light to rebuild Scott Base in Antarctica

The New Zealand Government has given the green light to begin the redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica.… Read more »

Giant Iceberg A68A is no more

In the end, the demise of Iceberg A68A was relatively swift.… Read more »

New map of Antarctica

The new wall map of Antarctica has been published by Land Information NZ (LINZ), in association with the New Zealand Antarctic Society… Read more »

50 years ago: the first women arrive at the South Pole

The first women arrived at the South Pole 50 years ago this month… Read more »

First plane of the austral summer arrives at the South Pole

The first flight of the season lands at the South Pole… Read more »

Antarctic ice velocity: most precise map

The most precise map ever of movement of the ice sheets across the surface of Antarctic bedrock.… Read more »

Reconstructing Gondwana - when Antarctica and Australia were joined

Antarctica and Australia separated more than 100 million years ago; airborne magnetic surveys of ice-covered bedrock in Antarctica identifies geological correlations between the two land masses.… Read more »

Hanging like a loose tooth! only 5km of ice separates two large cracks on Brunt Ice Shelf.

Only 5km of ice separates the Chasm 1 and Halloween Cracks on the Brunt Ice Shelf.… Read more »

Newly detected: Plate tectonic boundary runs beneath the Ross Ice Shelf

Previously unmapped geologic boundary between East & West Antarctica under the Ross Ice Shelf.… Read more »

Summer polynyas transport warm water beneath the Ross Ice Shelf

Open water in summer (polynya) generates warm water, transporting heat into the cavity beneath the Ross Ice Shelf… Read more »