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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30 November 2015 Research shows reality of runaway ice loss in Antarctica
A new study led by ARC/SGEES researchers reveals the potential for runaway ice loss in Antarctica. Read more
11 November 2015 Ocean exploration brings research honour for Professor Lionel Carter
Lionel Carter has been awarded the 2015 Hutton Medal for his outstanding scientific contribution. Read more
10 November 2015 2015 Marsden awards
ARC wins another Marsden 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 »