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

Navigating the "ice bridge"
Marissa Judkins is second mate on RV Tangaroa. Watch her navigating through the "ice bridge" in Antarctica's Ross Sea for the first time.
Kaikōura Canyon
NIWA scientists recently headed to the Kaikōura coast for an in-depth look at deep sea changes post the 2016 earthquake.
Glacier melt: A Time Capsule
Since 2016 enough ice has melted from the South Island’s Brewster Glacier to meet the drinking water needs of all New Zealanders for three years.
Our Climate is Changing
Our climate is changing - we need to act now.
Glaciers Don't Lie
If you think New Zealand's Southern Alps are shielded from climate change – take a look at this. "You can't make a glacier lie.”
Sally Watson - The science behind sediment cores
How do humans impact shallow marine environments?
Emergency food barrel packing for the Antarctic voyage
These are barrels you don't want to be opening, but if things go south, it’s nice to know they’re there.
Critter of the deep: Gorgon's head
Check out the latest critter of the deep, with Sadie Mills!
Emirates Team NZ/NIWA Episode 1 Secrets of the Hauraki Gulf
To make a fast boat go faster you need to understand what's happening above and beneath the water - that's why Emirates Team New Zealand has teamed up with NIWA - the official supplier of weather f
Science for a resilient future
Government scientists commemorated their 2020 award winners at the annual Science New Zealand awards celebration at Parliament recently.
Hoki eggs reveal their secrets
Hoki is New Zealand's largest finfish fishery. Their eggs reveal a few secrets that surprise scientists.
Crayfish catch sampling
Marine ecology technician Mark Fenwick takes us onboard a fishing vessel for a day of catch sampling.
Tropical Cyclone Outlook: November 2020-April 2021
The NIWA and MetService assessment of named tropical cyclone (TC) activity indicates 8 to 10 named TCs could occur in the Southwest Pacific basin between November 2020 and April 2021.
Dr Alvin Setiawan
Aquaculture scientist Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about NIWA's Northland Marine Research Centre.
2020_03_06_Alvin Setiawan_RAS
Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about recirculating aquaculture systems.
Fisheries scientists use an autonomous vessel
A six metre-long autonomous trimaran fitted out with a NIWA echosounder is being used as part of an innovative research collaboration.
Dr Jade Maggs talks about reef sharks
A global survey involving 123 scientists from 58 nations raises concerns about the global status of reef sharks.
Critter of the deep - episode 3: sea spider
Sea spiders look similar to land spiders, but they are in their own special group.
A journey under the ice, with Peter Marriott
Chill-proofed divers plunge in the Ross sea, Antarctica.
Richard O'Driscoll, Programme leader - NIWA fisheries
Richard O'Driscoll is principal scientist and the program leader for stock assessment and monitoring.

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