About us

About us

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency responsible for supporting New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica; supporting world leading science and environmental protection. Our vision is: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – valued, protected, and understood. We work to ensure that Antarctica’s environment continues to be protected, that scientists are supported to find the answers to complex scientific questions, and that science outcomes are communicated back to policy makers and the public.

 ScottBasePowell Scott Base, Photo by Anthony Powell © Antarctica New Zealand Pictorial Collection, 2015-2016

Board of Directors

Antarctica New Zealand has a seven-member Board.  Members of the Board are appointed for three years by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Board Chair.

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Related organisations

Antarctica New Zealand's role is to manage an active New Zealand presence in Antarctica, facilitate and encourage activities that enhance New Zealand's international profile, influence and represent New Zealand in International forums, and to effectively promote New Zealand and Antarctica New Zealand interests.

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Structure

Antarctica New Zealand is a Crown Entity. It has a six member board, 27 permanent staff  in Christchurch and a team of temporary staff, including secondments from the New Zealand Defence Force, at Scott Base.

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Statement of Purpose & Values

Advancing appreciation, conservation and knowledge of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean for the benefit of New Zealand and the world community through leadership, partnership and involvement in high quality Antarctic and Southern Ocean- related activities.

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