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.


Sep15S.T. Lee Lecture in Antarctic Studies 2015
Date: 15 September 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
The Southern Ocean, climate change and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet: A soft… Read more

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8 June 2015 The real cost of climate change
The following commentary provided by Professor Tim Naish, ARC Director was published in The New Zealand Herald on 5 June 2015. Read more
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

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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 »