The Institute

NZARI partners with research agencies to strengthen New Zealand’s Antarctic research capability and contribute to a global understanding of Antarctica's impacts and vulnerability in a changing global climate.  

Our vision is that new knowledge motivates humanity to act before the challenge of climate change is too great.

Our focus is Antarctica and the Southern Ocean – the source of some of the greatest impacts of a changing climate.  In particular the Ross Sea Sector, where the Southern Ocean reaches its furthest south (85oS) beneath the Ross Ice Shelf.

Our mission is to build world-leading research teams in New Zealand, positioned to address the questions of global significance. We aim to facilitate research in New Zealand that motivates communities, policy makers and leaders to act.

Funding for NZARI is sought from organisations concerned with change in Antarctica and the consequences of its changing environment on New Zealand and beyond.

NZARI is a charitable trust.