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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21 May 2015 Thin Ice secures United States television deal
Thin Ice secures United States television deal Read more
23 March 2015 Funding to forecast the future of Antarctica’s ice
Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have each been awarded $100,000 to investigate how Antarctica’s ice volume will change as the world warms. Read more
5 March 2015 Visiting Fulbright Distinguished Teacher
Introducing Hakan Armağan, Fulbright Distinguished Teacher, who will be based at the ARC until June 2015. Read more

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Latest issue of ARC Newsletter

As so much has happened since our last newsletter, we decided to double the size of this one. We report on great scientific achievements, some significant events, and a diverse range of research activities being carried out by our staff and students. 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 »