Climate, Freshwater & Ocean Science

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Climate change

Climate change effects are accelerating, driving the need for actions informed by sound climate knowledge.

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Ocean acidification—what is it?

The on-going rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is not only changing our climate—it is also changing our oceans. Take a look at the work of the NIWA-led CARIM project into what these changes may mean for the delicate balance of marine life.

Super-model for a worldwide stage

Demands for new weather and climate predictions are unprecedented as nations struggle to understand their exposure to risk from severe climatic events.

Protecting freshwater taonga

Taonga species such as tuna (freshwater eels), kōura (freshwater crayfish) and kākahi (freshwater mussels) are central to the identity and wellbeing of many Māori.

A bird's-eye view of our carbon balance

Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher is looking to turn the internationally accepted science of monitoring greenhouse gas emissions upside down – and the rest of the world is watching closely.