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NIWA leads many ocean research voyages from the tropical waters of the Pacific to Antarctica. This page highlights some of these voyages.

Most of our major voyages utilise our flagship Research Vessel Tangaroa

View the latest voyage reports and data from research work carried out on NIWA vessels.

Kermadec trench biology voyage November - December 2017

This voyage is the first of a series of expeditions exploring selected trenches of the Pacific Ocean, starting with the Kermadec trench. It will investigate carbon and nutrient cycling by microbial communities in trenches exposed to different rates of organic carbon supply.