Antarctic Science Platform

Supporting excellent science to understand Antarctica's impact on the global earth system.

The Platform supports four large scale research projects that fall under two main Programmes; the Antarctic ice-ocean-atmosphere system in a warming world and Ross Sea Region ecosystem dynamics in a warming world.

The funding is for $49 million over seven years.

In Budget 2017 a new Strategic Science Investment Fund (SSIF) for Antarctic science was announced. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment then invited Antarctica New Zealand to develop a plan to host the Antarctic Science Platform. In 2018 MBIE contracted Antarctica New Zealand to host the Antarctic Science Platform. More information about the Platform can be found here

Our work in Antarctica

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The Antarctic Science Platform comprises of four major projects, each with it's own team of world leading scientists and research priorities. Find out more about the projects below:

Project One: Antarctic Ice Dynamics

Project Two: Antarctic Ocean- Atmosphere Coupling

Project Three: Projecting Ross Sea Region ecosystem changes in a warming world

Project Four: Sea Ice and Carbon Cycle Feedbacks

Updates

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24 March 2020

Antarctica New Zealand Update

Antarctica New Zealand is closely monitoring the unfolding situation. Our priority is the wellbeing and safety of our staff, and keeping Antarctica COVID-19 free. Our senior leadership team is meeting regularly via video conferen… Read More

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23 March 2020

Update from the ice

Ryan Bridge spoke with Rory O'Connor stationed at Scott Base in Antarctica being the last place on earth to be completely free from any Covid-19 virus.Listen here Read More

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17 March 2020

Antarctica New Zealand COVID-19 response

Antarctica New Zealand has initiated a number of measures as part of our response to COVID-19. Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our staff and keeping Antarctica COVID-19 free. The Antarctica New Zealand Christchurch of… Read More

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