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. 

Read about the wide-ranging research that NIWA scientists lead and contribute to in Antarctica.
View key NIWA staff involved in our Antarctica research programmes.
Read the latest news about our Antarctic research and voyages.

Breaking the ice

The Deep South National Science Challenge is one of New Zealand’s most audacious collaborative projects in recent times.

From sea ice to sea bed

Pioneering NIWA scientists are returning to the cold continent in October, this time to focus on the seabed.