Videos

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

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.
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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.
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.
Critter of the deep - episode 3: sea spider
Sea spiders look similar to land spiders, but they are in their own special group.
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.
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.
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
Critter of the deep - episode 2: Antarctic Octopus
This really cute little octopus is from cold Antarctic waters.
Secrets of the Ram's horn squid
Have you ever seen these shells on the beach?
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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Voyage update from Dr Joshu Mountjoy and Johan Rolandsson.
KAIKOURA - AUV
This campaign brings together two Eurofleets+ Infrastructures, the RV Tangaroa and the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg (UGOT).
Rob Christie  - Manager of NIWA's marine resources
Eurofleets+ aims at providing, integrating and improving access to key research vessels and associated major equipment.

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