Statement of Purpose & Values

Our vision: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: valued, protected, understood


Inspiring people to connect with Antarctica, through knowledge and collaboration.


People are the key to Antarctica New Zealand’s success. This includes permanent staff; fixed term and contract staff; seconded staff from the New Zealand Defence Force and our many strategic partners in Government, the science community and other national Antarctic programmes. We seek to create a high performance organisation underpinned by a culture of shared beliefs, in particular through:

  • We are passionate about what we do

  • We care for each other and the environment

  • We work together

  • We act with integrity

  • We aspire to the highest standards