Videos

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

Kaikoura Canyon Seabed Life
The video represents a number of clips that have been spliced together to illustrate the abundant life associated with the muddy seabed sediments in Kaikoura Canyon at 1000m.
Dr Philip Boyd on geoengineering
NIWA's Dr Philip Boyd on geoengineering and the research which won him and a team of scientists from NIWA and Otago University the 2011 Prime Minister's Science Prize.
Desmonema gaudichaudi jellyfish
On Friday November 11th, a large spotted jellyfish was seen floating just off the coast in Evans Bay, 50 m north of the NIWA campus at Greta Point.
IPY-CAML voyage to Antarctica
Watch scientists and crew battle icy conditions in the Ross Sea during New Zealand's International Polar Year Census of Antarctic Marine Life voyage, led by NIWA in 2008.
Happy Feet Release
Happy Feet was successfully released at 10:28 NZST on Sunday 4 September from Niwa's research vessel Tangaroa.
Happy Feet Departs Wellington
Happy Feet, the emperor penguin that's captured the hearts of New Zealanders and others around the world, is finally homeward bound, onboard NIWA's largest research vessel, Tangaroa.
Weather forecasting - Let's make it better!
NIWA performs world class climate, ocean and weather related hazards modelling.
Al Brown - How to Cook Hapuku
NZ chef Al Brown talks us through the finer points of cooking Hapuku - simply - seared skin side down, in the oven for a couple of minutes, butter basted, and squeeze of lemon juice.
Al Brown - Hankering for Hapuku
NZ chef Al Brown shares his passion for hapuku, fishing, and his childhood memories of the Castlepoint campground. 
Al Brown - Hapuku, The Best Farmed Finfish in the World
NZ chef Al Brown discusses the potential for farmed hapuku from New Zealand to make it big in the world of fine dining. 
Farmed Hapuku - Aquaculture Superstar
NZ Chef Al Brown extols the virtues of our aquaculture superstar. Farmed hapuku looks set to tempt the most discerning of palates at the world's best restaurants. 
Tangaroa's Dynamic Positioning System - How does it work?
RV Tangaroa has a DP2 system - currently the only one on a New Zealand vessel.
Poem: Pressure Operated Electronic Meter
Poem: Pressure Operated Electronic Meter 
Craig Stevens on Cook Strait tidal energy
Dr Craig Stevens from NIWA discusses the potential for turbines to extract tidal energy from New Zealand's Cook Strait. 
NIWA Fish Tagging - Giant Kokopu
New Zealand's iconic whitebait species are disappearing from our waterways, but help could soon be at hand for the threatened giant kōkopu.
Atmospheric research at Baring Head
Dr Katja Riedel from Niwa explains the process of sampling air at Baring Head, near Wellington, New Zealand. 
Gordon Brailsford - Tropospheric Chemistry, NIWA
Gordon Brailsford extracting greenhouse gases for measurement from an atmospheric sample. 
David Wratt - NIWA's chief climate scientist
David Wratt, NIWA's chief climate scientist, on the challenges of climate science in New Zealand. 
Andrew Tait on Climate Science
Andrew Tait talking about how NIWA's climate science is useful to local government and planners. 
Craig Stevens on Antarctic Sea Ice
Principal Scientist Craig Stevens talks about what NIWA's sonar equipment can tell us about ocean turbulence, and what's in store for sea ice around Antarctica and the Arctic. 

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