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In 2012 Antarctica New Zealand, NZARI and Air New Zealand signed a three year partnership agreement to support essential scientific research that will provide a greater understanding of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and the impacts of climate change.

As part of that partnership agreement, in 2013 Air New Zealand launched a global search to find an environmental enthusiast keen to share the wonders of the frozen Antarctic continent with the world.

Australian student filmmaker Marli Lopez-Hope and Kiwi 'outdoorsman' Michael Armstrong were selected from almost 2,000 applicants across 52 countries to travel to Antarctica on assignment with Air New Zealand.

Marli and Michael deployed to Antarctica in January 2014, where they spent two weeks assisting National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards capture life on the ice and to help draw worldwide attention to scientific research and the environment in Antarctica.

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