Videos

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

Powering diversity in the Ross Sea
Fisheries scientist Dr Pablo Escobar-Flores delves into Antarctic mesopelagic science with a look at the small animals and organisms that help power the amazing diversity of life in the Ross Sea.
Hydrology in the Waipori Gorge, Dunedin
For over 100 years Trustpower's Waipori power scheme has supplied Dunedin with hydroelectric power.
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle helps scientists collect data
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle helping scientists collect the latest earthquake data
Eavesdropping on sperm whales in Antarctica
The moorings team is bringing back precious data from long-term underwater listening devices which the researchers are using to search for signs that sperm whales are finally returning in numbers to the Ross Sea.
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?
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.
Sally Watson - The science behind sediment cores
How do humans impact shallow marine environments?
Critter of the deep: Gorgon's head
Check out the latest critter of the deep, with Sadie Mills!
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.
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.
Kaikōura Canyon
Our team of researchers have recently returned from a voyage onboard RV Tangaroa to retrieve moorings deployed to collect sediment samples from the Kaikōura Canyon.
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.
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Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about recirculating aquaculture systems.
Dr Alvin Setiawan
Aquaculture scientist Dr Alvin Setiawan talks about NIWA's Northland Marine Research Centre.
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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