Advancing appreciation, conservation, and knowledge of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean for the benefit of Kiwis and the world through leadership, partnership, and involvement in high quality Antarctic and Southern Ocean related activities.
Antarctica New Zealand's Board Directors are appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and are collectively accountable for the performance of Antarctica New Zealand. These top strategic minds offer a wealth of experience which add value to the strategic objectives of the New Zealand Government’s work in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Antarctica New Zealand's role is to manage an active New Zealand presence in Antarctica, facilitate and encourage activities that enhance New Zealand's international profile, influence and represent New Zealand in International forums, and to effectively promote New Zealand and Antarctica New Zealand interests.
Antarctica New Zealand is able to deliver high-quality outcomes for New Zealand science, environmental leadership and managing New Zealand’s interests in Antarctica through the calibre and dedication of the people who work for us. They include permanent staff, fixed-term and contract staff, seconded staff from the New Zealand Defence Force, and our many strategic partners.