Online services

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

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

National Environmental Data Centre

Search all New Zealand environmental research data at the National Environmental Data Centre.

Online services

  • Pacific Rim

    Cam-Era

    Service
    Cam-Era is a network of computer-controlled cameras that monitor the New Zealand environment for research and resource management. These are also useful for surfers and swimmers.
  • Views from Houghton Bay on the South Coast of Wellington in the July 2022 storm that saw 130km/h winds and seven metre swells.

    Tide Forecaster

    Service
    NIWA's Tide forecaster provides tidal data for any point in New Zealand.
  • Weather station

    CliFlo - the National Climate Database

    Software Tool/Resource
    CliFlo is an interface that provides access to New Zealand's National Climate Database.
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    UV and Ozone

    Service
    This is the home for NIWA's UV and ozone research, including maps and graphs showing daily predictions and measurements for UV levels across New Zealand.
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    High Intensity Rainfall Design System (HIRDS)

    Service
    HIRDS is a simple online tool that can estimate the magnitude and frequency of high intensity rainfall at any point in New Zealand.
  • LakeSPI: Keeping tabs on lake health

    Software Tool/Resource
    Few New Zealand lakes retain their indigenous vegetation, and the condition of many lakes is under threat from land-use changes and the invasion of alien aquatic plants.
  • Canterbury Wave Conditions

    Software Tool/Resource
    NIWA run a computer model which simulates wave heights across the Canterbury continental shelf and along the coast.
  • Sea levels

    Service
    This system combines daily sea-level data from NIWA, regional councils, port companies, Antarctica NZ, Bureau of Meteorology and territorial authorities.
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    NIWA Invertebrate Collection

    Software Tool/Resource
    The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla. This is a result of about half a century of marine taxonomic and biodiversity research in the New Zealand region, the South West Pacific and the Ross Sea, Antarctica.
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    NZ Freshwater Fish Database

    Software Tool/Resource
    The New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database (NZFFD) contains over 50,000 freshwater fish observations from across New Zealand from 1901 to the present.
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    Marlborough Sounds Environmental Monitoring

  • New Zealand Palaeotsunami Database

    Software Tool/Resource
    The New Zealand Palaeotsunami Database (Database) brings together all known information about tsunamis that occurred prior to written records.