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NIWA seaweed scientist tackling global climate change issue

One of the world's leading scientific publishers has named a paper cowritten by a NIWA scientist as one of 250 groundbreaking findings that could "help change the world".

NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor

New Zealand’s contribution to an ambitious international project aiming to generate a definitive map of the entire ocean floor in less than 12 years, is being launched in Wellington tomorrow.

Lake Tekapo study raises awareness of tsunamis in NZ lakes

A pilot project has provided the most advanced mapping of a New Zealand lake ever and highlights the hazard to lakeside towns of tsunamis caused by landslides.

Fieldays weather – the worst is over before it starts

Spare a thought for Fieldays exhibitors putting the final touches to their stands tomorrow – it’s going to be wet.

NIWA urges farmers to prepare for climate change

NIWA is encouraging farmers to plan for climate change so they can maximise their abilities to adapt and thrive as significant change begins to take place.