Videos

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

Blue Cod
For the first time on a blue cod survey, cameras were fixed to some of the pots to observe the behaviour of blue cod in and around the pots.
Summer Camp - Extreme
PhD Student Eleanor Rainsley tells us about her experience living and working on Taylor Glacier, Antarctica. 
Raw footage - Wellington storm, June 21 2013
Raw footage of the storm battering Wellington (New Zealand) on June 21st, 2013.
NIWA forecast
Scientists, farmers and growers discuss NIWA's new weather forecasting product at Fieldays 2013.
Back to the Future
Dr Katja Riedel and Dr Hinrich Schaefer discuss how NIWA's ice coring work on Taylor Glacier in Antarctica is allowing us to find out about the Earth's atmosphere in the distant past.
Shifting Sands - Tsunami hazard off Kaikoura, NZ
Dr Joshu Mountjoy discusses NIWA's work in assessing the tsunami hazard just south of Kaikoura. 
A Different Kettle of Fish
Take a look inside NIWA's Bream Bay aquaculture facility - the species, the science and the future of New Zealand's aquaculture industry.
Fiordland’s depths reveal more new-to-science wonders - Funicularina sp. (sea pen)
Scientists from NIWA and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have used a remote operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with cameras and a grappling arm to locate and sample specimens of sea pen previously unknown to science, hidden in the undiveable depths of remote Fiordland.
Our World
Compiled by NIWA from the United Nations report "Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)".
Ocean acidification
Otago water shows how the ocean is changing.
Journey Across an Underwater Landscape
The diverse communities of New Zealand's seamounts. On show at the Deep NZ: Our underwater wilderness exhibition at Te Papa 2012/2013.
Echo, Echo: Scanning the Seafloor on R.V. Tangaroa
NIWA ocean geologist Dr Joshu Mountjoy explains how the R.V. Tangaroa's multibeam system is used for bathymetric (seabed) mapping, and some of the benefits which come out of this mapping.
Seabed Frontier: A Brief History of Bathymetry
NIWA marine geologist John Mitchell gives a brief history of bathymetric (seabed) charting, and how it's been carried out over the last few hundred years. (01:18) 
Pearse Resurgence Dive
Australian cave divers exploring the Pearse Resurgence, a cave system near Nelson, in search of samples of stygofauna.
Vent and seamount fauna - Tangaroa Seamount
A collection of images of some of the chemosynthetic barnacles, mussels, and shrimps on Tangaroa Seamount. The footage and specimens confirmed active hydrothermal venting.
Big Fish, Calm Sea - White Shark Tagging off Stewart Island
Tagging White Sharks off Stewart Island, NZ Scientists from DOC, NIWA, and the University of Auckland are building a unique picture of New Zealand's great white shark population.
Science in the City - overview
The Science in the City event, held at The Cloud in Auckland on the 12th of April, was a great success. This video shows some of the science that was on display. 
Biodiversity in the Kermadecs
This amazing footage was captured at the Kermadec Ridge in 2011, by NIWA's Deep-Towed Imaging System (DTIS). 
ROV Fiordland footage
Never before seen footage. This amazing footage was captured by our ROV in the Fiordland Sounds.
Climate Change and Deepsea Life
Dr Dave Bowden outlines concerns over the impacts of climate change on deepsea life in Antarctic waters.

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