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ARGO - measuring salinity and temperature across the oceans

Since the early 2000s, NIWA has been part of the international Argo programme. Argo floats take the pulse of the oceans, collecting and distributing temperature and salinity observations from a global network of more than 3700 underwater robots.

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Latest News

Scientists go door-to-door in Edgecumbe collecting flood information

Scientists will be knocking on doors in Edgecumbe next week seeking to survey the damage done to buildings from recent flooding caused when a stopbank on the Rangitaiki River breached.

Pollen from NZ may be altering remote deep-sea ecosystems

Pollen from New Zealand pine forests has been shown to travel more than 1500km through wind and ocean currents, and sink thousands of metres into the ocean to reach some of the world’s deepest ecosystems.

Tropical Cyclone Cook churning across Pacific

NIWA meteorologist Seth Carrier outlines the likely path of Cyclone Cook, which is gaining strength in the Pacific.

Tropical Torrent by the numbers

The Tropical Torrent that spread over New Zealand this week, produced up to three times the normal April rainfall for some locations in three days, NIWA forecaster Ben Noll says.

NIWA partners with Sir Peter Blake Trust to benefit young New Zealanders

NIWA has signed a major new sponsorship agreement with the Sir Peter Blake Trust.