Antarctic Research Centre

Antarctic Research Centre

Our mission is to better understand Antarctic climate history and processes, and their influence on the global climate system, especially in New Zealand and the southwest Pacific region.

We believe this research opens up exciting opportunities and challenges for young scientists, as well as providing a sound basis for international debate and policy development on global change issues.


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23 September 2015 Best Graduate Poster at 2015 INQUA Congress
PhD candidate Matt Ryan won the best postgraduate student poster award at the XIX INQUA Congress (International Union for Quaternary Research). Read more
17 September 2015 Three Rutherford Fellows now at the ARC
Congratulations to Dr Nick Golledge, who is among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Read more
15 September 2015 Climate change film on the road
The award-winning climate change documentary Thin Ice is screening at a range of venues in Auckland this month. Read more

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Latest issue of ARC Newsletter

As we move into winter we reflect on a successful Antarctic field season, profile the latest developments of the Thin Ice film, welcome two new postdoctoral research fellows and farewell a large cohort of postgraduates students. Read more»

Chris Kraus in front of a high view of Antarctic snow and mountains

Chris Kraus

Last summer Chris joined ARC staff on the expedition to the Friis Hills in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Chris describes the two weeks in the mountains collecting data as "a dream come true". Now Chris is working toward an MSc using data from a much older expedition to Antarctica. More »