Antarctica

NIWA scientists have worked for many years on Antarctic atmospheric processes and aquatic ecosystems. Our research vessel RV Tangaroa also supplies logistical support for scientific studies and hydrographic surveys in the Southern Ocean.

Our Far South

Our Far South: Beyond Stewart Island is a month-long voyage around Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands, organised by  Gareth Morgan. NIWA's General Manager, Research, Rob Murdoch was on board and will be presenting on NIWA's science in the area.

Find out more on our Our Far South

Research

K132

Dr Craig Stevens shares images and experiences from experiment K132, which is at a coastal ocean flow in Antarctica : unlike most oceanography the work is conducted from camps on sea ice. 

See our photo gallery 'Antarctic report'

Videos

Dr Craig Stevens talks about his work on sea ice. 

 

Consultancy

  • Antarctic hydrographic surveys
  • Vessel support for international research programmes

Key Contacts

Atmospheric processes – Dr Stephen Wood, stephen.wood@niwa.co.nz

Climate/Oceans – Dr Mike Williams, mike.williams@niwa.co.nz

Coastal ecosystems – Dr Vonda Cummings, vonda.cummings@niwa.co.nz

Freshwater ecosystems and Inland waters – Dr Clive Howard-Williams, clive.howard-williams@niwa.co.nz

Links

Antarctica New Zealand, also known as the New Zealand Antarctic Institute, is responsible for developing, managing, and administering New Zealand activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Visit the Antarctica New Zealand website 

Research subject: AntarcticaCoastsOceans