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Mussel Mania

Mussel Mania

NIWA Northland Marine Research Centre conducts trials to look at the retention rates, feeding rates and habitat structure preference of New Zealand’s economically important aquaculture species green lipped mussels. The mussel spat (baby mussels) are collected from the...
Fishy Fun Begins

Fishy Fun Begins

While the thought of working with fish all day might make some feel a little queasy, Erin and I felt right at home as soon as we were welcomed by the team at NIWA Northland Marine Research Centre. Located in the coastal township of Ruakaka, a 30-minute drive from...
Ozone Sonde Launch and the LIDAR

Ozone Sonde Launch and the LIDAR

Most atmospheric measurements are not so glamorous to the casual observer. Twiddle a couple of dials, the machine goes ping, then a NIWA scientist works their magic to process this into usable data for scientists around the world. However, ozone sondes and the LIDAR...
Atmospheric Monitoring

Atmospheric Monitoring

The average Kiwi would not be able to say much about the remote town of Lauder, which is a small stop on the Otago Central Rail Trail and around 35 km from Alexandra. However, in the atmospheric research community its coordinates are very well known, as it is host to...
Greta Point and Baring Head

Greta Point and Baring Head

I have spent the last week of my ambassadorship amongst NIWA’s Tropac group at the Greta Point facility in Wellington. Tropac stands for Tropospheric Physics and Chemistry. The troposphere is the lowest part of the atmosphere, it is where airplanes fly and where the...
The Ocean Vacuum Cleaner

The Ocean Vacuum Cleaner

As we sit writing this in the Tangaroa library the sway of the Southern Ocean perpetuates the feeling that this is all an incredible dream we are fast asleep within. There isn’t a city light or cellphone tower in sight from our little dot on the south-east coast of...
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