Videos

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

Mysterious sounds in New Zealand's Cook Strait
NIWA has just deployed six acoustic moorings to eavesdrop on mysterious noise makers in the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Shifting Paradigm
'Shifting Paradigm' is an exhibition about the project to help the Samoan coastal village of Sa’anapu better cope with natural disasters after it was badly affected by cyclones and tsunami.
Adapting to climate change in Samoa
Muliagatele Filomena Nelson from Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources  and Environment discusses integrating traditional knowledge when  adapting to climate change in Samoa.
Sa'anapu - Building resilience to natural disasters
The coastal Samoan village of Sa'anapu has been ravaged by cyclones and tsunamis in recent years. Now, plans are being developed to improve the community's resilience to natural disasters.
Samoan Cyclone
Tofa Tafili Popese Leaana recounts living through a cyclone in the Samoan village of Sa'anapu.
What does NIWA actually do?
What does NIWA actually do? The answer might surprise you.
What is greenhouse gas and how is it measured?
Principal Technician Gordon Brailsford and Atmospheric Scientist Katja Riedel talk us though how greenhouse gases are measured at the Baring Head monitoring station near Welling
Lake Tekapo - A Tsunami Hazard?
NIWA scientists scan Lake Tekapo with the aim of finding out if submarine landslides can create a tsunami hazard for the Lake Tekapo township and hydropower infrastructure.
NZ sea lion mystery
The main breeding population of NZ sea lions at the Auckland Islands has declined by approximately 50% since the late 1990s.
Rain, Sandflies and Takahē
Takahē Valley in the Murchison Mountains is home to a successful Takahē recovery project run by the Department of Conservation.
Ozone research at Lauder
Atmospheric scientist Richard Querel discusses the importance of the ozone research that is undertaken at NIWA's atmospheric research facility in Lauder, Central Otago.
GRUAN certification for NIWA
NIWA’s Lauder Atmospheric Research Station, near Alexandra in Central Otago, is part of a select group of research stations with GRUAN-certified measurement programmes.
The laser lady of Lauder
By day Penny Smale is a mum to two young boys, living on a rural property in the middle of a farming district in Central Otago.
Researching NIWA's Antarctic sea ice
NIWA marine physics technician Brett Grant gives a tour of our Antarctic field camp and explains how we are conducting research into sea ice in the coldest place on the planet.
New Zealand's best job?
NIWA environmental monitoring technicians Evan Baddock and Eric Stevens venture deep into Fiordland, NZ to monitor river and lake levels in the area.
Ozone sonde launch - captured by a drone
Atmospheric scientist Richard Querel talks us through an ozone sonde launch at NIWA's atmospheric research facility in Lauder, Central Otago.
David Wratt - How is sea level rise likely to affect us in the next 100 years?
Annie Hale, from Colorado College, USA, talks to Dr David Wratt, one of New Zealand's leading climate scientists on climate change.
David Wratt - What changes in weather can we expect from climate change?
Annie Hale, from Colorado College, USA, talks to Dr David Wratt, one of New Zealand's leading climate scientists on climate change.
Where there's smoke, there's air quality scientists
A new method of testing air quality in towns around New Zealand has been developed by NIWA scientists that could revolutionise the way communities can measure and control pollution.
NIWA's glider offers new understanding of ocean processes
NIWA's underwater glider 'Manaia' is deployed off the Kapiti coast to collect data on temperature, salinity, pressure, oxygen, fluorescence, light and turbidity that will complement the informa

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