Videos

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

Kaikōura Canyon
NIWA scientists recently headed to the Kaikōura coast for an in-depth look at deep sea changes post the 2016 earthquake.
We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi
Ko Te Waka o Taihoro Nukurangi, Ko NIWA me kī. Anei tenei purongo! We are NIWA, Taihoro Nukurangi. Check out our stunning video!
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.”
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.
2020_03_06_Alvin Setiawan_RAS
Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about recirculating aquaculture systems.
Dr Alvin Setiawan
Aquaculture scientist Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about NIWA's Northland Marine Research Centre.
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.
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.
Richard O'Driscoll, Programme leader - NIWA fisheries
Richard O'Driscoll is principal scientist and the program leader for stock assessment and monitoring.
A journey under the ice, with Peter Marriott
Chill-proofed divers plunge in the Ross sea, Antarctica.
Critter of the deep - episode 3: sea spider
Sea spiders look similar to land spiders, but they are in their own special group.
2020 NIWA staff photography competition
This year's NIWA staff photographic competition has attracted a large range of entries that feature some of New Zealand’s most awe-inspiring locations in which staff undertake their environmental s
Secrets of the Ram's horn squid
Have you ever seen these shells on the beach?
Critter of the deep - episode 2: Antarctic Octopus
This really cute little octopus is from cold Antarctic waters.
Tour of the NIWA Invertebrate Collection with Sadie Mills
The NIWA Invertebrate Collection (NIC) holds specimens from almost all invertebrate phyla.
Benthic Ecology in the Kaikōura canyon
Ashley Rowden and Katie Bigham talk about the positive changes observed on the seafloor following the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.
Scott Nodder - Marine geologist
Scott Nodder is interested in the effects earthquakes have on marine sediments and animal communities.

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