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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 antarctic buoy deployed
A buoy to measure waves in the Southern Ocean is lowered on to sea ice via a helicopter from research vessel, Aurora Australis.
The humble oyster dredge - time for makeover?
NIWA scientists are helping to improve the design of dredges used by the oyster fishing vessels in Foveaux Strait.
Ocean Acidification
This video has been produced to highlight ocean acidification as a potential issue affecting the NZ shellfish aquaculture industry
NIWA’s research receives international recognition
World-class climate and ozone research by scientists at NIWA’s Lauder Atmospheric Research Station has been recognised by meteorology’s leading organisation in Geneva, making Lauder the fourth upper-air site in the world to be certified by the global climate-data network.
Bluff oysters - managing an iconic fishery
NIWA is working with the fishing industry, the Bluff Oyster Management Company, and Seafood Innovations Ltd to increase understanding of the factors that drive oyster production in Foveaux Strait.
Current conversion - tidal and wave energy in New Zealand
Technology for extracting energy from wave and tidal currents is now a viable alternative to traditional power generation methods.
Our changing climate
 As knowledge about our climate system grows, NIWA climate scientists David Wratt, James Renwick, and Andrew Tait discuss the challenges and benefits of NIWA's work
Ice age or meltdown?
Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Marsden Fund, NIWA conducts a range of experiments in Antarctica.
Fitzroy construction timelapse
Timelapse footage of the construction of NIWA's supercomputer, Fitzroy 
Fitzroy - Niwa's new supercomputer
NIWA has one of the most powerful supercomputers in the southern hemisphere at Greta Point in Wellington.
Scientific Diver Training with NIWA
NIWA's diver training course is designed to expose students to some of the most challenging conditions they are likely to encounter working as scientific divers.
Orange Roughy
Orange Roughy 
Poem: Pressure Operated Electronic Meter
Poem: Pressure Operated Electronic Meter 
Craig Stevens on Cook Strait tidal energy
Dr Craig Stevens from NIWA discusses the potential for turbines to extract tidal energy from New Zealand's Cook Strait. 
NIWA Fish Tagging - Giant Kokopu
New Zealand's iconic whitebait species are disappearing from our waterways, but help could soon be at hand for the threatened giant kōkopu.
Antarctic Whale Expedition 2010
After a successful six weeks in the Southern Ocean, the Australian led Antarctic whale expedition is due to arrive in Wellington, New Zealand, on 15 March 2010. 
David Wratt - NIWA's chief climate scientist
David Wratt, NIWA's chief climate scientist, on the challenges of climate science in New Zealand. 
Andrew Tait on Climate Science
Andrew Tait talking about how NIWA's climate science is useful to local government and planners. 
Craig Stevens on Antarctic Sea Ice
Principal Scientist Craig Stevens talks about what NIWA's sonar equipment can tell us about ocean turbulence, and what's in store for sea ice around Antarctica and the Arctic. 
Atmospheric research at Baring Head
Dr Katja Riedel from Niwa explains the process of sampling air at Baring Head, near Wellington, New Zealand.