Satellite Data Services

NIWA provides live satellite data for sea surface temperature and chlorophyll analysis for use by New Zealand's fishing industry. 

This service is currently free to use for standard areas around New Zealand, and we are working on an improved service for New Zealand’s fishing industry. We will contact registered users when this popular data service is developed further. 

Please note this service will be retired by December 31st 2017.

Click here to access the service

Two types of data available

Two types of satellite data products may be obtained from this site.

Sea surface temperature (SST) analyses

Sea surface temperature analyses are available on standard areas for the New Zealand and East Coast of Australia regions. This is updated daily (Monday to Friday). 

Read more about sea surface temperature analyses 

Chlorophyll analyses

Chlorophyll analyses is available on standard areas for the New Zealand and East Coast of Australia regions. Updated daily (Monday to Friday). 

Read more about chlorophyll analyses 

Screenshot of NIWA's sea surface temperature data service. [NIWA]