Institute of Marine Science

Te Whare Takiura Mātai Pūtaiao Moana brings together a wide range of expertise and facilities to help improve our understanding of the marine environment.

PhD student Harry Allard from Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre spoke to Radio NZ about Luna, a tricky octopus who has it in for him.

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William Trubridge | Freediver

For alumnus William Trubridge, free diving has become a passion in which he excels. He holds multiple world record titles.

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John Montgomery

Marine Science brings together academic staff from seven departments as well as external partners including NIWA and Cawthron Institute.

Whakapā mai | Get in touch
Marine Science student

Explore our range of Marine Science programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

Hōpara kowhiringa | Explore options
Keren rinsing plankton

Combining a wide range of disciplines our research aims to improve understanding of the coastal and marine environment.

Tūhuratia | Discover
Lucy van Oosterom

Meet our graduates and find out where their Marine Science degree has taken them.

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Leigh Marine Lab

The University's 'marine campus' sits at the edge of Goat Island, New Zealand's oldest marine reserve.

Hōparatia te papa ako | Explore campus
Reflected fish at Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

Our Discovery Centre is a must for anyone interested in New Zealand’s marine environment.

Toroa ināianei | Visit now
hermit crab

Our graduate school is a partnership with NIWA and offers unique opportunities in postgraduate research.

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Two students examine a CubeSat in the APSS cleanroom

We work with a broad range of private and government organisations.

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Marine science news

Keep up to date with the latest Science and Marine Science news

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Incredible science

Search for upcoming public events in the Faculty of Science.

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marine students

View important notices about scholarship opportunities, competitions and more.

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