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

Featured Press Releases

Sea ice installation
23 November 2020

Icy science, but without the scientists on ice

Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued an important sea ice project.The Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness,… Read More

Project 3
12 November 2020

Antarctic research receives huge support in this year’s Marsden funding round

Antarctica New Zealand would like to congratulate the Antarctic researchers who have been awarded financial support in this year’s Marsden Fund awards.The prestigious fund supports excellent New Zealand research, and successful a… Read More

ANZ LEGO 10 Large
27 October 2020

Can kids ace our base?

It’s been designed by an international team of polar experts, and now Antarctica New Zealand wants Kiwi kids to have a crack at building the new Scott Base! Ace the Base is launching at the International Antarctic Centre today, a… Read More

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