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.
Antarctic marine ecosystems
Atmospheric ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and stratospheric change
Greenhouse gases and climate sensitivity - insights from ice cores
Plankton biodiversity in the Southern Ocean
Processes and interactions in the Antarctic atmosphere
NZ IPY-CAML: International Polar Year Census of Antarctic Marine Life voyage
IceCUBE: Coastal underwater benthic ecosystems (Ross Sea)
Ross Sea trophic model
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.
Dr Craig Stevens talks about his work on sea ice.
Watch scientists and crew battle icy conditions in the Ross Sea during New Zealand's International Polar Year Census of Antarctic Marine Life voyage, led by NIWA in 2008.
- Antarctic hydrographic surveys
- Vessel support for international research programmes
Atmospheric processes – Dr Stephen Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate/Oceans – Dr Mike Williams, email@example.com
Coastal ecosystems – Dr Vonda Cummings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Freshwater ecosystems and Inland waters – Dr Clive Howard-Williams, email@example.com
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.