The Trophy is awarded by the Council of the New Zealand Antarctic Society, if possible on an annual basis, to any person or organisation contributing significantly to any aspect of Antarctic or sub-Antarctic conservation. Conservation shall extend to the preservation of flora and/or fauna, the preservation of any buildings, sites and artifacts of historical significance and the preservation of natural features of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic area.
The New Zealand Antarctic Medal may be awarded to those New Zealanders and other persons who either individually or as members of a New Zealand programme in the Antarctic region have made an outstanding contribution to exploration, scientific research, conservation, environmental protection, or knowledge of the Antarctic region; or in support of New Zealand’s objectives or operations, or both, in the Antarctic region. The Medal will not be awarded for acts of bravery, for short-term acts of extreme endurance, for long service or for service in Antarctica generally.
The Antarctic Research Facility, is a US repository for geological materials collected in polar regions. The Facility houses over 25,000 meters of deep-sea geological core samples recovered primarily from the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic continent.
Heritage Antarctica is a coalition of national Antarctic Heritage Trusts, which have come together to: Promote the restoration, preservation and protection of the structures, artefacts and records which reflect the history of human endeavour in Antarctica.
The James Caird Society, established in l994 to preserve the memory, honour the remarkable feats of discovery in the Antarctic and commend the outstanding qualities of leadership associated with the name of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
In 1958≠59 a physicist, a biologist and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington spent a summer examining the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. This expedition, known as VUWAE 2, began what was to become an annual and very fruitful Antarctic research programme for the university over the next fifty years. These days such expeditions are coordinated by the internationally respected Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre. They cost many thousands of dollars and involve the use of highly specialised equipment and staff. Colin Bull (the physicist) and his companions, Dick Barwick, Barrie McKelvey, and Peter Webb managed to spend two months doing research in Antarctica for under $1000! With wry humour, Bull recounts the adventures of these four hardy and resourceful scientists, who seemed to thrive on the adverse conditions, lack of funding and battles with bureaucracy. By Colin Bull ISBN: 9780864735942, Victoria Univserity Press, Wellington, 2009
This outstanding Antarctica guide is essential if you are travelling to Antarctica, dreaming of doing so, or just want to learn more about Earth's last great untouched wilderness. Measuring 5 x 7 inches, this beautiful little book fits neatly into a parka pocket and is fully illustrated with over 200 colour photographs, and 7 maps.By Peter Carey and Craig Franklin. ISBN: 9780958262941, Awa Press, Wellington, 2006, 234 pp
In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice.ISBN: 978-0-87081-830-1 Binding: Cloth Pages: 544 Illustrations: 34 photographs, 3 line drawings, 9 maps Published: 2006
This is the story of one of Britain's most famous expedition ships put together from accounts recorded by men who sailed in her. By: Michael C. Tarver ISBN 0 9552208 0 7, Published 2006 in large format 280 x 210mm, 256 pages with 160 photos and illustrations
Antarctica, a frozen continent where unique wildlife, an extreme climate and amazing adventures are found. A strong New Zealand focus develops throughout coverage of the geography, animal and plant life, scientific research, history and issues of Antarctica. Over 250 colour and black and white photographs, maps and diagrams inspire awe and encourage greater understanding of Antarctica as its story unfolds. By Margaret Andrew ISBN: 1-86963-190-0 (hb) RRP: $34.95
Illustrated with photographs and line drawings, Due South is an evocative and personal account of an individual's encounter with Antarctica. By John Kelly : Signalbooks, 25 March 2004, 64 pages, illustrations ISBN 1-902669-90-8 (paper) £4.99
Pack ice, or sea ice is a layer of frozen seawater on the top of the polar oceans, varying in thickness from a few centimetres to 10s of metres. This gives rise to a spectacular floating world that for a number of months each year becomes home to a wealth of plant and animal life. Colour photographs, Glossary, Bibliography, Index, 224 pages, 195 x 242 mm. By David N Thomas : Publisher: The Natural History Museum, London, August 2004 Signalbooks, 25 March 2004, 64 pages, illustrations. Hardback - ISBN: 0643090878
Several post graduate scholarships - The Post-Graduate Antarctic Research Scholarship Programme is designed to encourage researchers, enrolled in New Zealand Institutions, to pursue research interests in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
The principal aim for this programme is to engage young New Zealanders in Antarctic environmental issues, through the New Zealand Antarctic Programme.
The individual selected each year will contribute to Antarctica New Zealand's environmental programme and be an ambassador helping to educate others through their experiences.
The Antarctic Youth Ambassador will be placed with Antarctica New Zealand for a period during the summer months and will work as part of the environmental team. This may include work based at the International Antarctic Centre in Christchurch.
Currently each year Antarctica New Zealand invites one or two artists and writers to travel to Antarctica for specific projects. The artists become honorary Antarctic Arts Fellows and travel to Antarctica under the Invited Artists Programme.
SCAR Fellowship Scheme was launced in 2002. The programme is designed to encourage the active involvement of young scientists and engineers in Antarctic scientific research, and to strengthen international capacity and cooperation in Antarctic research. Applications close 31 May each year.
The Antarctic Circle is a non-commercial forum and resource on historical, literary, bibliographical, artistic and cultural aspects of Antarctica and the South Polar regions. The breadth and quantity of its content expands periodically.