Videos

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

NIWA's Annual Climate Summary
Watch live as NIWA climate scientists present the NIWA 2016 Annual Climate Summary.
Exploring the deepsea
Despite many centuries of maritime exploration, only a fraction of our planet's seafloor has been observed.
Seasonal Climate Outlook - making your business more profitable
Chris Brandolino (Principal Scientist - Forecasting) talks about how our seasonal climate outlooks can help your business succeed.
NIWA's Seasonal Climate Outlook can help your business be more profitable [Part Two]
Interpreting Seasonal Climate Outlooks
What does the ocean look like 6000 metres deep?
The Kermadec Expedition team are currently trying to answer this question with the help of our DTIS tool (deepwater camera system), but it is not always smooth sailing at the bottom of the ocean...
Great humpback whale trail
Here is an insight into what Auckland University’s whale research team is up to in The Kermadecs.
Mesopelagic trawl from the RV Tangaroa October 2016 Kermadec Voyage
Using a very wide net to complete a 960m deep mesopelagic trawl near the Kermadec Islands has brought up a large number and diverse range of deep water species.
Koha a rare Hawksbill sea turtle is released back into the ocean
Filmed from our underwater cameras, watch as Koha the turtle is released back into the ocean near Raoul Island.
Edge-of-space-cam
In Lauder, Central Otago - NIWA atmospheric technician Wills Dobson releases a weather balloon with a couple of gopro cameras attached. 46 minutes later we're in the stratosphere - at 27 kms - capturing some incredible footage above New Zealand's South Island.
Scientists' stunning images
The winning photos of the 2016 NIWA Staff Photographic Competition. Read more about the winning photos
NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair - students explaining their entries
Some of the students competing in the Wellington Science and Technology Fair talk about their projects.
NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook: September - November 2016
NIWA Forecaster Ben Noll hosts a broad-brush regional outlook for New Zealand's temperature and rainfall over the next three months.
NIWA Seasonal Climate Outlook August - October 2016
NIWA Forecaster Chris Brandolino explains what New Zealand can expect in the way of rainfall and temperature over the next three months.
Mysterious sounds in New Zealand's Cook Strait
NIWA has just deployed six acoustic moorings to eavesdrop on mysterious noise makers in the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Adapting to climate change in Samoa
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when  adapting to climate change in Samoa.
Shifting Paradigm
'Shifting Paradigm' is an exhibition about the project to help the Samoan coastal village of Sa’anapu better cope with natural disasters after it was badly affected by cyclones and tsunami.
Samoan Cyclone
Tofa Tafili Popese Leaana recounts living through a cyclone in the Samoan village of Sa'anapu.
Sa'anapu - Building resilience to natural disasters
The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.
What does NIWA actually do?
What does NIWA actually do? The answer might surprise you.
What is greenhouse gas and how is it measured?
Principal Technician Gordon Brailsford and Atmospheric Scientist Katja Riedel talk us though how greenhouse gases are measured at the Baring Head monitoring station near Welling

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