Gateway Antarctica

Gateway Antarctica

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.

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Photo of Daniel Price Daniel Price, studying towards a PhD in Antarctic Studies
‘It is a privilege to work in such a beautiful and unique environment with some of the leading experts in my study area...’

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Investigating critical thickness of sea ice (1 April 2014)
 University of Canterbury researchers are investigating key factors into the state of the climate system by assessing sea ice thickness in the Southern Ocean.

Last chance to manage continental invasion (14 January 2014)
 Antarctica was protected from human contact until about a century ago but the threat of biological invasions continues to grow, visiting UK researcher to UC says.

Rise in sea level from polar melt a serious issue (19 September 2013)
 The likely sea level rise from melting polar ice needs to be seriously considered in the rebuild of Christchurch, a University of Canterbury (UC) expert says.

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Gateway Antarctica
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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