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.


Feb26Public LecturesPublic Lecture - Professor Cecilia Bitz
Date: 26 February 2014
Time: 7.00 pm
Venue: Rutherford House RHLT3
Both the Arctic and Antarctic have experienced record sea ice coverage in the last decade.… Read more

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30 October 2013 Marsden Success for ARC
Antarctic Research Centre has scooped three prestigious Marsden Grants. GNS Science has secured another. Read more
7 October 2013 Thin Ice
Thin Ice received "The best popular science film" at the at the Biakal Film Festival Read more
1 October 2013 Dr Rob McKay Awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship
Dr Rob McKay of the Antarctic Research Centre has received a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Read more

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IceSked is the newsletter of the Antarctic Research Centre.  The newsletter is produced bi-annually in June and December and contains short articles about the current research by our staff and students as well as highlighting recent news and events. The latest issue celebrates the success of our staff being awarded prestigious research grants and fellowships, and the activites of the previous field season in Antarctica Read more »

Peter Neff collecting ice cores from Roosevelt Island, Antarctica

Peter Neff

Peter has spent nearly 4 months in Antarctica, measuring rare earth element concentrations in ice to understand the processes controlling aerosol transport to Antarctica. Originally from the US, Peter came to Victoria University to experience the research environment in another country. More »