Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Terms & conditions

Last updated: April 2021 

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited (NIWA) hosts this website on behalf of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge (Challenge, we or us). 

By accessing and viewing the pages of (the Website), and/or any services offered through the Website, you agree that you have read and accepted the following terms and conditions (terms). We reserve the right to make changes to these terms from time to time.

When we make changes, we will update the terms on the Website and specify the date of the last update. If you are a frequent visitor to the Website, please review these terms regularly. By continuing to access or use the Website, you agree to be bound by the amended terms.

Copyright and intellectual property

Unless otherwise stated, copyright material on the Website is owned by or licensed to NIWA for the purpose of the Challenge and is subject to copyright law.

Except where provided otherwise for specific items or collections of content (either as specified below in the terms or within specific items or collections on the Website), we license you to reproduce and share this material for non-commercial purposes in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International Licence (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0).  Under the terms of this licence, you must attribute the material to the Challenge as follows:  Sustainable Seas Challenge -

If you wish to use this material commercially or share any adaptations you make to it, you will need to contact the Challenge and seek our permission to do so (we reserve our rights as to granting such permission).

Excluded material

The licence to share and reproduce material on the Website does not extend to any material that is identified as being protected by copyright owned by a third party, including material on websites you may access via links from the Website. We cannot grant permission to reproduce such material: you must obtain permission directly from the copyright owner(s).

Please also note that the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence does not apply to any logos, emblems and trademarks on the Website or to the Website’s design elements or to any photography, videography and imagery on the Website. Those specific items may not be reproduced without express permission from the Challenge.

If you wish to reproduce any photography, video or images on the Website, or seek a wider licence for material offered under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence, please email [email protected].

Disclaimer and exclusion of liability

While every endeavour has been made to supply accurate information, errors and omissions may occur.  Accordingly, the Challenge and NIWA make no representations or warranties (express or implied) of any kind as to the accuracy, completeness, currency, continuity, availability or fitness for purpose of the Website or any content on or accessed through it, and neither the Challenge nor NIWA accepts any liability for any loss, expense or damage of any type (whether direct, indirect or consequential) incurred or suffered by you in connection with your access to or use of the Website, its material or contents.  


The Challenge’s Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use, disclose and store your information, including information obtained via the Website. By using this Website, you consent to us using your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, so please ensure you read this policy. 


The Website and these terms have been prepared in accordance with, and are governed by, New Zealand law. The New Zealand courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any disputes relating to or involving this Website or these terms.

Social media 

We administer social media accounts to communicate our research, activities and other relevant research to our audiences. Please refer to our Social media terms of use.

For further information about the Website or these terms, contact us.