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

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19 January 2022

The new face rebuilding Scott Base

Antarctica New Zealand has a new Project Director steering the redevelopment of New Zealand’s home on the ice. Jon Ager has been brought on to lead the delivery of the Scott Base Redevelopment project and manage Antarctica New Ze… Read More

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17 January 2022

The hippest supercool science on Earth

A team of Antarctic scientists is breaking new ground – or ice at least – in scientific research. They’ve designed a cutting-edge device to measure supercooled ocean water under sea ice. The Kiwi-led project, funded by the Marsd… Read More

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20 December 2021

The Bird that measures Antarctic ice

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device!This Antarctic research season, Kiwi scientists are using new technology to measure sea ice in McMurdo Sound and help add to our understanding of its impo… Read More

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