Barb has a research background in marine biosecurity and the environmental sustainability of aquaculture. Today she leads NIWA’s coasts and oceans research, which focuses on ecosystem-based approaches to managing activities in New Zealand’s marine estate, so that economic and social benefits are realised while vulnerable components of the ecosystem are protected.
Rob is manager for NIWA's marine resources. He is responsible for the utilisation of NIWA's marine assets and coordinating the application of marine science. A Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Scientist with close to 30 years international experience, Rob has worked as environmental scientist/engineer in environmental consultancy and science sectors in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Rob Joined NIWA in 2013 and coordinates NIWA's maritime commercial work focusing on NIWA’s research vessels and is based in our Wellington office.
Contact for strategic development, marine infrastructure, vessel enquires and scheduling.