NIWA offers well-equipped, safe and efficient vessel platforms to suit a wide range of scientific research, survey and marine engineering requirements, from small-scale inshore surveys to deep-sea voyages to remote, inhospitable environments such as Antarctica.  

Operating as a limited liability company, NIWA Vessel Management Ltd’s connection to NIWA Ltd provides access to world-leading science expertise.

NIWA Vessels

NIWA's vessels are world-class environmental monitoring and research platforms.


NIWA leads many ocean research voyages from the tropical waters of the Pacific to Antarctica. This page highlights some of these voyages.