Air New Zealand has launched its new safety video, taking viewers to Antarctica and showcasing the important climate and environmental science taking place there.

Featuring Hollywood actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Adrian Grenier, the ‘World’s Coolest Safety Video’ takes viewers on a journey across the frozen continent. Building on the airline’s long-standing partnership with Antarctica New Zealand and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, the video sees Grenier team up with Scott Base scientists to track penguin populations, study ice core samples and visit early explorer Ernest Shackleton’s hut and the vast Dry Valleys.

UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Grenier, whose environmental work also includes co-founding ocean conservation non-profit Lonely Whale, said: “This safety video highlights Air New Zealand’s support of the scientists striving to make discoveries that are going to help humanity – a cause which aligns with my own commitment to the environment. To know the airline is doing its job to help us understand how climate change is going to affect us is something that is very important to me.”

To minimise the environmental impact of filming, a total crew of just six travelled to Antarctica, with Scott Base scientists and staff doubling as supporting talent in the safety video.

The airline has also released television and content online at offering a more in-depth look at Antarctica and the work being done there. The safety video will be rolled out across the airline’s international and domestic fleet and can be viewed here.

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