Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency charged with carrying out New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica; supporting world leading science and environmental protection. Their vision is: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – Valued, Protected, and Understood. We work to ensure that Antarctica’s environment continues to be protected, that scientists are supported to find the answers to complex scientific questions, and that science outcomes are communicated back to policy makers and the public.
GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services.
BLAKE, in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and GNS Science, provide incredible opportunities for one young New Zealander each year to visit Antarctica through the BLAKE Antarctic Ambassador programme.
The BLAKE Antarctic Ambassador will work alongside teams of scientists in Antarctica and use their experience to inspire and educate others through their experience.
In doing so, this programme helps safeguard the future of the Antarctic environment by building capability and understanding in young New Zealanders.
Antarctica is the ultimate environment for experiential learning and adventure. Our Antarctic Ambassadors develop new skills, knowledge and networks in one of the most stunning and challenging environments on the planet.
BLAKE Antarctic Ambassador – Antarctica New Zealand and GNS Science
1 position available
January 4th – February 4th 2023 (4 weeks)
The 2022 BLAKE Antarctic Ambassador will work alongside teams of scientists in Antarctica and use their experience to inspire and educate others through their experience.
During their time, they will spend four weeks camping in below zero conditions learning about geochemical sampling techniques and contributing to the international effort to understand the full challenge of climate change from natural feedbacks in greenhouse gas emissions.
Some of the activities will include:
- Camping in below zero conditions for a month
- Conducting water and soil sampling
- Assisting with data processing
- Assisting with sample analysis at Scott Base
Learn more about our 2021 BLAKE Ambassador, Jack Beagley’s experience in Antarctica HERE!