Our science

NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and ocean science.

Our science

NIWA is New Zealand's largest and pre-eminent provider of climate, freshwater and ocean science.

Supporting the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.
World class research contributing to our understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and urban air pollution.
Understanding our variable and changing climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.
The science behind a sound environmental management of our marine resources.
Monitoring, managing, and delivering environmental information from the sky to the sea.
Balancing the sustainability of our fisheries stocks and the impacts of fishing on the environment with the economic opportunities they offer is an ongoing challenge.
We provide public information on catchment, river, lake and estuary conditions across New Zealand including water quantity, quality and ecosystem health.
Nature can be a destructive force. Our science will help to prevent property damage and save lives.
NIWA’s environmental science contributes to sustainable development and resilience of the Pacific’s natural resources and communities.
Sharing knowledge with Māori communities and empowering Māori business with the latest science.
Our vessels are world class environmental monitoring and research platforms.
Supporting research on Antarctic atmospheric processes and aquatic ecosystems.