Welcome to Gateway Antarctica

Gateway Antarctica logoGateway Antarctica is the centre for Antarctic studies and research at the University of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica plays a leading role in the quest for knowledge in a diverse range of national and international Antarctic research projects. This includes areas such as engineering in extreme environments, Antarctica as driver of (and responder to) climate change, connections between Antarctica and New Zealand, and human influences in and on Antarctica.

Global importance of Antarctica

18 August 2014 The global importance of Antarctica to New Zealand cannot be underestimated, University of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica researcher Dr Daniela Liggett says. (read article)

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Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

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‘Canterbury’s Gateway Antarctic research centre was a great pull for me to study at UC...’

Jodi Gustafson Exchange Student
Research Assistant, Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
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