John Cottle


Geologist & Chief Scientific Advisor

Antarctica New Zealand

John’s research interests centre on the geologic evolution of Antarctica and the Himalaya, and he has published more than 120 scientific papers. Prior to joining Antarctica New Zealand as their Chief Scientist in 2020, John was a Professor of Geology at the University of California Santa Barbara for over a decade. He has spent ten field seasons on the ice working with the New Zealand, United States and Italian programmes as both a guide and scientist. John leads the Antarctica New Zealand science team, supporting the delivery of world-class research and the communication of research findings.

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