Coasts and Oceans research projects

Find out more about some of our coasts and oceans-related work.

A survey of valuable ore deposits and ecosystems along the volcanic Kermadec Ridge north of New Zealand, designed to inform both potential development and management of seabed resources in the area.
In 2004, scientists added iron salts to surface Sub-Antarctic waters east of New Zealand's South Island to determine whether this stimulated phytoplankton growth, and to examine the exchange of carbon dioxide (CO2) and trace gases between the atmosphere and ocean.
This research aims to provide better predictions of changes in the ocean and climate system, particularly the way in which the ocean around New Zealand regulates greenhouse gases and clouds.
This project uses the analysis of ocean floor sediments to help discover a 20,000 year history of major earthquakes in the Alpine Fault and Hikurangi region.