Environmental Information

Monitoring, managing, and delivering environmental information from the sky to the sea.

Environmental Information

Consistent, accurate and easily accessible data are fundamental to effective environmental science.

NIWA provides a multitude of monitoring and information services underpinning New Zealand's science and environmental management: sky-to-sea, sensor-to-service, data-to-knowledge.

This daily image of New Zealand from space was created using data from one of NASA's EOS satellites, collected at our receiving station in Lauder, Central Otago.

NIWA drones going where people can’t on the West Coast

A team of scientists have been exploring some of New Zealand’s most remote and rugged coastal zones.

Environment report a clear picture of change: NIWA

The latest state of the environment report released today provides New Zealanders with clear evidence that our climate, freshwater and marine systems are changing, says NIWA.

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.

NIWA provides a wide range of research and consultancy services to the energy sector, including resource assessment, forecasting, environmental impact assessments and mitigation.

Farming and the primary sector

Farmers are making business decisions everyday which are influenced by environmental factors. We can help farmers to improve decision-making, mitigate farm environment risk, and to become more productive, efficient, competitive and sustainable.

NIWA provides online access to major climate and environmental monitoring systems, databases and forecasting tools.