Videos

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

Since the early 2000s, NIWA has been part of the international Argo programme. Argo floats take the pulse of the oceans, collecting and distributing temperature and salinity observations from a global network of more than 3700 underwater robots.
The sounds of whales and dolphins rarely seen in New Zealand waters have been recorded by NIWA scientist in a pioneering underwater sound project.
NIWA’s marine ecologist Dr Dave Bowden talks about the catastrophic changes to the seafloor in the Kaikoura Canyon following the November 2016 earthquake.
NIWA scientists on board RV Ikatere have been surveying the coastal area around Kaikoura for the first time since November's magnitude 7.8 earthquake in 2016.
Watch live as NIWA climate scientists present the NIWA 2016 Annual Climate Summary.
Despite many centuries of maritime exploration, only a fraction of our planet's seafloor has been observed.
Chris Brandolino (Principal Scientist - Forecasting) talks about how our seasonal climate outlooks can help your business succeed.
The Kermadec Expedition team are currently trying to answer this question with the help of our DTIS tool (deepwater camera system), but it is not always smooth sailing at the bottom of the ocean...
Here is an insight into what Auckland University’s whale research team is up to in The Kermadecs.
Using a very wide net to complete a 960m deep mesopelagic trawl near the Kermadec Islands has brought up a large number and diverse range of deep water species.
Filmed from our underwater cameras, watch as Koha the turtle is released back into the ocean near Raoul Island.
In Lauder, Central Otago - NIWA atmospheric technician Wills Dobson releases a weather balloon with a couple of gopro cameras attached. 46 minutes later we're in the stratosphere - at 27 kms - capturing some incredible footage above New Zealand's South Island.
The winning photos of the 2016 NIWA Staff Photographic Competition. Read more about the winning photos
Some of the students competing in the Wellington Science and Technology Fair talk about their projects.
NIWA Forecaster Ben Noll hosts a broad-brush regional outlook for New Zealand's temperature and rainfall over the next three months.
NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino explains what New Zealand can expect in the way of rainfall and temperature over the next three months.
NIWA has just deployed six acoustic moorings to eavesdrop on mysterious noise makers in the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when  adapting to climate change in Samoa.
'Shifting Paradigm' is an exhibition about the project to help the Samoan coastal village of Sa’anapu better cope with natural disasters after it was badly affected by cyclones and tsunami.

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