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.

Aerial view image of the Leigh Marine laboratory, situated along the rocky coastline in Auckland.

Explore our marine research facilities

Perched on cliffs above the sea, Leigh Marine Laboratory is our marine research base and most northerly campus (about 100km northeast of Auckland City).

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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Gemma Cunnington, Marine Science

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

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Eva, Marine Science student

Modelling Restorative Economies

Eva is researching how to integrate social and ecological knowledge in order to inspire cultural change in the way we approach ecosystem restoration.

Leigh Marine Lab

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

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Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre

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

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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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