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Promoting collaboration

The Antarctic Office promotes understanding and collaboration between Antarctic stakeholders and wider partner organisations in order to increase the opportunities for innovation.

Antarctic cities project

A comparative programme of study that sets out to investigate how the Antarctic gateway cities imagine their relationship with Antarctica and with each other.

National Antarctic Programmes

Christchurch, as New Zealand’s Antarctic gateway city, hosts a number of international partners in addition to New Zealand’s own Antarctic government agency, Antarctica New Zealand.


Antarctic innovation

A programme of proof-of-concept projects working with the science community, industry and government to develop and test technology that can support research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

Climathon NZ

What do New Zealand cities need to thrive in a changing climate? 24 hours could make all the difference. The Antarctic Office has partnered with Climathon NZ to support innovative climate change ideas.