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Gateway 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.

Antarctic orcas are South Pacific commuters

26 June 2015 University of Canterbury (UC) scientists and Antarctic researchers from Italy have struck "research gold" by uncovering the commuting secrets of Antarctic killer whales. (read article)

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Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies

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‘UC has great connections with Antarctica...’

Wills Dobson Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
Atmospheric Technician, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
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