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

Successful budget for Scott Base

We're thrilled the Government has committed $344 million to rebuild New Zealand's home in Antarctica, Scott Base. This funding continues Aotearoa's long legacy on the continent and strengthens our ability to support world leading research in one of the most remote places in the world! More here

Featured Press Releases

MFAT NZ Antarctic and Southern Ocean Directions and Priorities draft pic
19 July 2021

Feedback sought on Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research Directions and Priorities

Consultation opens today (19 July) on Aotearoa New Zealand’s directions and priorities for Antarctic research for the decade ahead.The draft document has a vision for excellent and impactful science that addresses the urgent need… Read More

Scholarship students
5 July 2021

Microscopic marine algae, frozen ice tongues and superstar scholarship students

Two important components of the Antarctic ocean system form the basis of this year’s Antarctica New Zealand scholarship projects.Today we are delighted to announce the recipients of the Sir Robin Irvine Doctoral Scholarships.They… Read More

Annabelle Cranswick
5 July 2021

Unlocking the secrets of the southern right whale tohorā

Did you know a small skin sample from a whale can tell researchers where they go to eat, and what they are eating?Antarctica New Zealand is excited to announce Annabelle Cranswick has been awarded a scholarship to analyse this im… Read More

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