News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

EBM in action
Credit: Ben Noll NIWA 2018

Posted on 15 May 2017

Call for expressions of interest: Science Programme Leader

An opportunity has arisen to reorganise the Science Leadership Team.

Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 08 May 2017

Sustainable Seas community comes together at inaugural conference

77 researchers came together in Wellington on 2–3 May for our first annual conference.

beach DSC 0144 credit dave allen NIWA web

Posted on 19 April 2017

New member on the Stakeholder Panel

Welcome to Blake Hornblow, who has joined our Stakeholder Panel as the youth representative. Nelson native Blake has a long standing interest in all things marine.

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Posted on 07 April 2017

What do Kiwis value about our seas?

New Zealanders in Nelson, Golden Bay and Tauranga told us what they appreciate most about our coastal and marine spaces.

Mudflats Credit Lundquist NIWA 2018
Credit: Lundquist NIWA 2018

Posted on 29 March 2017

National estuary experiment gets off the (muddy) ground

Field work has begun for a national study assessing the potential risks and consequences of nutrient and sediment runoff on marine ecosystems.

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Posted on 15 March 2017

Nelson workshop for iwi and stakeholders

On 1 March, we held a workshop in Nelson for regional stakeholders and iwi.

Sunrise Kaikoura Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 20 February 2017

RV Polaris II: photo diary, part 2

Alex Connolly, MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on the RV Polaris II.

Kaikoura rocky coat Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 15 February 2017

RV Polaris II: photo diary, part 1

Alex Connolly, an MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on board RV Polaris II.

Ecosystem connectivity  tracking biochemical fluxes to inform ecosystem based management

Posted on 09 February 2017

Investigating food webs from Kaikoura to Golden Bay

In January the University of Otago’s research vessel Polaris II embarked from Dunedin on its latest marine science voyage.

wellington south coas DSC8117 credit dave allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 22 December 2016

From sea cucumbers to the media

What do hydrokinetic metal fatigue, farming sea cucumbers, the media’s role in the future of our seas, and blue whales have in common? They were all research topics proposed during our…

Valuable Seas

Posted on 20 December 2016

Overseas collaborations in ecosystem services

Kate Davies recently gave a plenary presentation about socio-cultural values and ecosystem services at an international workshop in Brussels.

Dynamic Seas
Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 14 December 2016

David Schiel awarded UC Research Medal

Distinguished Professor David Schiel has been awarded the University of Canterbury’s Research Medal. Prof Schiel is widely acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent marine scientists.