Our Services

NIWA’s science services are delivered by our dedicated National Centres. Each centre conducts a raft of research contributing to a high level outcome for New Zealand.

  • Te Ukaipo o Hinemoana (Cumulative effects)

    Software Tool/Resource
    Online decision-support web mapping tools for informing the management of cumulative effects in the coastal and marine environment.
  • Weather station

    CliFlo - the National Climate Database

    Software Tool/Resource
    CliFlo is an interface that provides access to New Zealand's National Climate Database.
  • Marine biosecurity

    Introduced pests and diseases can harm the health of Aotearoa New Zealand's marine ecosystems, our seafood industry, and the social and cultural benefits that we derive from the sea.
  • Extreme coastal flood maps for Aotearoa New Zealand

    Decisions about how we adapt to sea-level rise need to be based on information about our exposure to coastal flooding, both now and in the future after a period of rising sea levels.
  • Baring Head

    All-Sky images

    The all-sky image shows a hemispheric view of the sky at Lauder.
  • Colonial ascidians (grapes), crinoids (feather stars) and primnoid corals (orange) make up part of the Ross Sea ecosystem

    Biological traits

    Software Tool/Resource
    Based on the characteristics of individual organisms, Biological traits analysis is also a powerful way to measure ecosystem health and vulnerability to human activities.
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    Island Climate Update maps

    Software Tool/Resource
    NIWA Island Climate Update forecast maps
  • NZTD - The New Zealand Trait Database for marine benthic invertebrates

    Software Tool/Resource
    Traits are defined as the components of organisms that can be measured and have an effect on ecosystem functioning. Examples of traits include the behaviour, life history, morphology, and physiology characteristics
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    Population modelling software Casal 2

    Software Tool/Resource
    Casal2 is an advanced software package developed by NIWA for modelling the population dynamics of marine species.
  • Storm-tide red-alert days 2023

    Storm-tide red alerts are the highest high tide (also known as king tides) dates that Emergency Managers and Coastal Hazard Managers should write in their diaries and keep an eye on adverse weather (low barometric pressure, onshore winds), river levels and sea conditions (waves and swell). This page shows the 2023 dates of the highest high-tide "red alert" dates, and the lowest high-tide dates.
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    Fisheries stock assessments

    To get the most benefit from a fish stock in the long term, we need to maximise our yield without damaging the fish population we rely on.
  • eDNA research and services

    NIWA is active in a broad range of eDNA topics and can provide expert advice on applications and expected outcomes. We welcome inquiries into our services and can assist with experimental design.