Antarctica New Zealand

Supporting world leading science and environmental protection

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency responsible for carrying out New Zealand's activities in Antarctica, supporting world leading science and environmental protection. Our vision is: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean - valued, protected, understood

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National Insitute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
29 August 2019

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) PhD Scholarship

The Southern Ocean helps regulate the Earth’s climate system and supports unique and biodiverse ecosystems. The microbial communities of the Southern Ocean - bacteria, phytoplankton, and microzooplankton - are the foundation of A… Read More

Scott Base preferred design
28 June 2019

First look at our coolest redevelopment

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to share what a new Scott Base could look like. As part of Budget 2019 the Government has committed $18.5 million for the next phase of the Scott Base Redevelopment project. This funding, whi… Read More

Antarctic Science Conference
24 June 2019

Spotlight on Antarctic science

Over the next three days, Antarctic researchers from across the country will come together in Christchurch for the biennial New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference. This year’s theme is Our Future in Focus and the conference run… Read More

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