Training Courses

NIWA offers a wide range of courses each year, presented at a number of venues according to need and the level of interest.

General information

The NIWA training courses to be offered between July 2010 and June 2011 are listed in the table below. Courses are presented at a number of venues according to need and level of interest, and in some instances can include in-house training on the premises of the agency requiring the course. The courses listed in the table are tentative and will run only if there is sufficient demand for each course. Enrolments for each course will normally close 3 weeks before the course date listed below. NIWA also runs courses on request tailored to your needs. If your organisation has specific training needs that NIWA could assist with please contact the NIWA Training Coordinator (Jenny White) via email ([email protected]) or 03 348 8987 to discuss your training needs. To enrol in one of the courses listed, please download the registration form and return it to [email protected] or fax to 03 348 5548. To express your interest in one of the courses below, or make suggestions for other potential course topics, please email [email protected]

Other courses we can offer

NIWA has wide-ranging expertise and can offer training across a wide range of subjects. Some examples of courses that NIWA have previously offered are listed below. Please contact [email protected] to express your interest in any of these courses.
  • Hydrological modelling - lumped catchment models
  • Introduction to marine aquaculture
  • Introduction to paua farming and water quality
  • Water quality for rock lobster holding units
  • Managing coastal hazards
  • Identifying New Zealand’s native fish
  • Identifying wetland sedges and rushes
  • Identifying algae in rivers and lakes
  • Identifying aquatic macrophytes
  • Introduction to stream invertebrates
  • Identifying marine macroalgae
  • Instream habitat – survey and analysis
  • General environmental data logging