Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand co-ordinates physical resources and communication for SAR in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Organisation

Antarctica New Zealand's purpose for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is advancing knowledge, appreciation and conservation of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, for the benefit of New Zealand and the world community, through leadership, partnership, and involvement in high quality Antarctic related activities.

Antarctica New Zealand was established under the New Zealand Antarctic Institute Act 1996 and is responsible for:

  • developing 
  • managing 
  • administering 

New Zealand's activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, particularly the Ross Sea region.

Antarctica New Zealand is also responsible for enhancing New Zealand scientific research, and providing sound environmental stewardship. In addition to supporting scientific research through logistics planning and scholarships, Antarctica New Zealand runs arts, media and education programmes. These increase public awareness and appreciation of Antarctica and its conservation values. Antarctica New Zealand is responsible for the year-round management of Scott Base. The Base provides services and accommodation for the many research parties and groups who visit Antarctica during the summer.

SAR Role

Antarctica New Zealand co-ordinates physical resources and communication for SAR in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Website

www.antarcticanz.govt.nz

      



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Wednesday, January 24, 2018