About Instrument Systems

The Instrument Systems group is located at NIWA in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our 16 staff have a diverse range of technical, engineering and science skills, and we have extended capability from being part of a wider team.

We design, assemble, install, and support environmental monitoring systems, and networks of systems. We enable scientists and commercial clients to accurately monitor the environment and gather environmental data for processing into useful information.

We provide and support systems of instruments that sense the physical environment, record the data and make this accessible, or present it to the client. We also provide other types of systems such as those that control and measure the flow of irrigation water.

Our services range from the sale or hire of an individual instrument to a complete service, where you tell us what data you need and we deliver it. Whether you want a complete system or want to integrate it into an existing system, we can advise you on the best way to meet your environmental monitoring needs, however large or small.