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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25 November 2014 Crowd funding campaign for climate change film
Well - all the effort and your support has paid off. The kickstarter campaign reached it's target of $27,500. Needless to say we are just delighted at what you’ve helped us achieve - entirely due to your support. Read more
31 October 2014 Professor Tim Naish elected Fellow
Professor Tim Naish, Director of Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Read more
28 October 2014 Antarctic themed reading room opens in Central Library
Wellington’s scorching sun created a cool coincidence last week as a ceremony was held to open an Antarctic themed reading room at Victoria University. 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 »