Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
- valued, protected, understood

Antarctica New Zealand is the Crown Entity responsible for developing, managing and executing New Zealand Government activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Dependency.We manage Scott Base, New Zealand’s Antarctic research station.  We maintain New Zealand’s operational presence in the Ross Dependency for the benefit of present and future generations of New Zealanders.  Key activities include supporting scientific research, conserving the intrinsic values of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and raising public awareness (in part through arts, media and youth programmes) of the international significance of the continent. More about what we do

UPDATE FROM THE ICE #3 - Dr Regina Eisert

Seals, Tides, and an Epic Adventure!

December 2014 - Today I had an epic adventure: Tom, Kate, Shaun and I installed two survey cameras on top of Turtle Rock. For days, we had been trying to reach the summit of the island, but poor visibility and hidden cracks in the sea ice had kept us away. The solution was simple: take one extremely experienced pilot, a highly motivated team, and drop in by helicopter! Read more...