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.

NIWA’s team of leading scientists and world-class facilities are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth, diversification and future-proofing of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.
World class research, contributing to our understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and urban air pollution.
Information about our varying climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.
NIWA aims to provide the knowledge needed for the 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.
NIWA's vessels are world class environmental monitoring and research platforms.
NIWA scientists have worked for many years on Antarctic atmospheric processes and aquatic ecosystems.
NIWA leads many ocean research voyages from the tropical waters of the Pacific to Antarctica. This page highlights some of these voyages.