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Antarctic Ecosystems Voyage highlights

The voyage was a joint project between New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and the Australian Antarctic Division, supported by Antarctic New Zealand and NZ Government ministries, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Ministry for the Environment (MfE), and the Australian Government’s Department of Environment.

Great white shark - Pip

The second of our series on New Zealand great whites we’re introducing you to Pip. She’s a recent addition to our tagging programme and is a decent size at 3.3 metres long.

See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

NIWA Blake Ambassadors vlog1
26 October 2018. NIWA Blake Ambassadors, Lana Young and Siobhan O'Connor and SalpPOOP voyage leader Dr Moira Decima check out sampled salps from different depths.
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Voyage update from Dr Joshu Mountjoy and Johan Rolandsson.
Marlborough Sounds Survey
NIWA in association with Discovery Marine Limited, carried out the hydrographic survey on behalf of the Marlborough District Council and Land Information New Zealand.
KAIKOURA - AUV
This campaign brings together two Eurofleets+ Infrastructures, the RV Tangaroa and the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg (UGOT).
Crayfish catch sampling
Marine ecology technician Mark Fenwick takes us onboard a fishing vessel for a day of catch sampling.
NIWA's Sarah Searson and Jennie Mowatt
If you want to get accurate scientific readings from the icy depths of the Ross Sea, who do you turn to?
Timelapse from RV Tangaroa cutaway 12 hours
27 October 2018. The NIWA Blake Ambassadors shoot a 12 hour time lapse from the cutaway deck on the RV Tangaroa.
Lauder Atmospheric Research Station
For six decades atmospheric scientists have been making measurements in the middle of nowhere, Central Otago.
SHMAK Stream Life – How to Sort and Identify your Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sample
Use an ice-cream tray to isolate and separate your invertebrates. The Benthic Macroinvertebrate Field Guide helps you with identification.
Tuna: NIWA working with Ngāti Maniapoto
Maniapoto Māori Trust Board and NIWA worked collaboratively during 2018-19 to support Ngāti Maniapoto whānau to reconnect with and participate in the assessment of their waterways according to thei
Diving deep to check up on our lakes
NIWA scientists jump overboard to check out the health the Rotorua Te Arawa lakes.
Waikoropupu Springs video
NIWA freshwater scientists have completed monitoring the ultra-clear water of the Te Waikoropupū Springs near Takaka.
Auckland region climate change projections and impacts | Auckland Council
Auckland Council and Council Controlled Organisations commissioned NIWA to provide climate change projections, including high-resolution maps for the Auckland Region.
Climate change touch screen - Fieldays
The touch screen in action at Fieldays.revealing how our climate will change across the country.
Our Climate is Changing
Our climate is changing - we need to act now.
2019 NIWA staff photographic competition - winning entries
Check out the winning entries from the 2019 NIWA Staff Photography Competition.
SHMAK Water Quality – Temperature and Conductivity
Temperature and conductivity are two easy measurements you can take in your stream. Here's how to use a temperature logger.
Critter of the deep - episode 2: Antarctic Octopus
This really cute little octopus is from cold Antarctic waters.
Introduction to SHMAK
Most of us are visual learners. So we’ve created some short videos that demonstrate the methods outlined in SHMAK.
Science for a resilient future
Government scientists commemorated their 2020 award winners at the annual Science New Zealand awards celebration at Parliament recently.

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