Our Blake Ambassador Awards provide opportunities like no other for young New Zealanders.

Since 2007, the Sir Peter Blake Trust - in partnership with Antarctica New Zealand, the Antarctic Heritage Trust, NIWA and the Department of Conservation - has provided opportunities for young New Zealanders (18 – 25 years) to work on projects in Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and New Zealand through the Blake Ambassador Programme. These Ambassadors have worked alongside teams of scientists, conservationists, engineers and conservators on environmental and heritage restoration projects to advance our understanding and address some of the big environmental questions and challenges facing society.

The Blake Ambassador Alumni

Jeremy Piggott
Jeremy Piggott

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2007

Libby Liggins
Libby Liggins

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2008

Natalie Miedema
Natalie Miedema

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2009

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2010

John Evans
John Evans

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2011

Arran Whiteford
Arran Whiteford

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2012

Charlie Wilkinson
Charlie Wilkinson

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2012

Elana Hawke
Elana Hawke

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2013

Hamish Laing
Hamish Laing

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2013

Lucy van Oosterom
Lucy van Oosterom

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2013

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2013

Angus Watson
Angus Watson

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2014

Stefan Covic
Stefan Covic

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2014

Blake Hornblow
Blake Hornblow

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2014

Zac Penman
Zac Penman

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2014

Dannie Cullen
Dannie Cullen

Blake DOC Ambassador 2014

Samantha Collings
Samantha Collings

Blake DOC Ambassador 2014

Robyn Ryan
Robyn Ryan

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2015

Nicholas Humphries
Nicholas Humphries

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2015

Carl Meyer
Carl Meyer

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2015

Fenna Beets
Fenna Beets

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2015

Joshua Brian
Joshua Brian

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2015

Mitchell Chandler
Mitchell Chandler

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2015

Emily McCarthy
Emily McCarthy

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Emma Kelman
Emma Kelman

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Tim Logan
Tim Logan

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Harriet Love
Harriet Love

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2015

Natalie de Burgh
Natalie de Burgh

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Alice Ward-Allen
Alice Ward-Allen

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Jamie Darbyshire
Jamie Darbyshire

Blake DOC Ambassador 2015

Annika Andresen
Annika Andresen

Blake Antarctic Ambassador 2016

Kilali Gibson
Kilali Gibson

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2016

Cheyenne Christensen-Field
Cheyenne Christensen-Field

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2016

Injy Johnstone
Injy Johnstone

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2016

Courtney Davies
Courtney Davies

Blake NIWA Ambassador 2016

Juliet O'Connell
Juliet O'Connell

Blake DOC Ambassador 2016

Sophie Ross
Sophie Ross

Blake DOC Ambassador 2016

Sam West
Sam West

Blake DOC Ambassador 2016

Jemma Welch
Jemma Welch

Blake DOC Ambassador 2016

Bokyong Mun
Bokyong Mun

Blake DOC Ambassador 2016

Charlotte Borra
Charlotte Borra

Blake Tara Ambassador 2017

Anne-Sophie Page
Anne-Sophie Page

Blake Tara Ambassador 2017