Videos

See NIWA scientists talking about their work, along with fascinating animations and underwater footage.

Our Climate is Changing
Our climate is changing - we need to act now.
Glaciers Don't Lie
If you think New Zealand's Southern Alps are shielded from climate change – take a look at this. "You can't make a glacier lie.”
NIWA Blake Ambassadors Vlog 3: its bongo time! TAN1810
18 Nov 2018. NIWA Blake Ambassador—Lana Young—explains how bongo nets are deployed to collect plankton around the clock on board the RV Tangaroa.
Timelapse from RV Tangaroa cutaway 12 hours
27 October 2018. The NIWA Blake Ambassadors shoot a 12 hour time lapse from the cutaway deck on the RV Tangaroa.
SOUTHERN - LONG  - v2
NIWA climate scientists are calling for volunteers to unearth weather secrets from the past – including those recorded by members of Captain Robert Scott’s doomed trip to the South Pole in 1912.
NIWA Blake Ambassadors vlog1
26 October 2018. NIWA Blake Ambassadors, Lana Young and Siobhan O'Connor and SalpPOOP voyage leader Dr Moira Decima check out sampled salps from different depths.
niwa_photo_competition_2018_v1
This year the competition attracted more than 400 entries from staff capturing the beauty of New Zealand’s natural features, NIWA’s work and rarely seen creatures.
What's In Your Air, Alex?
NIWA is helping young people get involved in air quality research. With funding from Unlocking Curious Minds children from Alexandra Primary School are becoming junior scientists and learning about air quality in their town.
Southern right whale observed in Wellington Harbour
On 4 July 2018 NIWA photographer Dave Allen took some close-up footage of a southern right whale seen surfacing in Wellington Harbour for several days.
Climate change scenarios through to 2110
Features temperature change, increase in hot days, decrease in frost, drought indicator, rainfall patterns through to 2110 under two ICPP scenarios.
Climate change touch screen - Fieldays
The touch screen in action at Fieldays.revealing how our climate will change across the country.
King tides
King tides can change lives. Two out of three New Zealanders live near the coast and rising sea levels mean low lying communities are under even more threat.
Waikoropupu Springs video
NIWA freshwater scientists have completed monitoring the ultra-clear water of the Te Waikoropupū Springs near Takaka.
Water sensitive Urban Design - Extended version
Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) has emerged as a form of development that, among other objectives, aims to deliver resilient water ways providing a range of benefits to urban communities.
Beyond the Horizon
NIWA's vessels are world-class environmental monitoring and research platforms.
Improved climate information for Vanuatu
NIWA and Vanuatu's Meteorology and Geohazards Department have installed a network of fully automatic weather stations across Vanuatu.
Science Working for NZ
Science is driving innovation and growth in New Zealand. What happens next?
Our World is Changing
More than 7.6 billion people live on this planet. What's the impact?

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