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 Jodi Gustafson Jodi Gustafson, Exchange Student
Research Assistant, Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP)
‘Canterbury’s Gateway Antarctic research centre was a great pull for me to study at UC...’

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ENROL NOW for Antarctic Courses and our Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies summer course

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Public Lectures


UC research investigating the Antarctic identity (21 July 2014)
 University of Canterbury PhD student Gabriela Roldan is investigating how five global cities including Christchurch are benefitting from their close Antarctic connections.

Underwater vehicle to be used to measure sea ice (16 July 2014)
 A UC scientist is measuring the thickness and biological productivity of Antarctic sea ice using a remote underwater vehicle to understand its role in oc

Charity network will grow with increased promotion (10 June 2014)
 A group of University of Canterbury students are keen to make Cantabrians fitter, not fatter, by helping a charity organisation.

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Phone: +64 3 364 2136
Fax: +64 3 364 2197

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

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