Monday, 24 July 2017 1:48pm
The Department of Marine Science has launched its new research vessel, Tūhura. The name Tūhura means “to investigate or discover” – very appropriate for the 6.5 metre Osprey which will be used to support field collections, water sampling and diving.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:04pm
Two women who work tirelessly to enhance the University and its contributions to the wider community have won this year’s University of Otago Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 8:55am
Otago’s new $5 million teaching laboratory – with outstanding facilities – is expected to host its first lecture at Portobello next week.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:07pm
The University of Otago has just unveiled its new Aquavan – a purpose built vehicle for transporting marine animal and plant collections for teaching and research and out into the community.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:42am
The Marine Science Aquavan was unveiled yesterday, aptly, on the first day of both ‘Seaweek’ and the Marine Science annual postgraduate orientation week.
Friday, 14 October 2016 1:46pm
A large demolition project has finished at the University’s Portobello Marine Laboratory so now building work on a new teaching laboratory, research aquarium and seawater system can begin.
Friday, 19 August 2016 8:23am
A global ‘Wikibomb’ that aims to blow up the perception Antarctic science is a boy’s club includes three Otago academics among its list of world-leading female scientists.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 7:38am
A large demolition and building project is about to start at the University of Otago Portobello Marine Laboratory.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:09am
An Otago researcher is trying to spark interest in “moss animals” whose ancestors waved their tiny tentacles more than 400 million years ago, and whose few eggs break into hundreds of tiny embryos.
Monday, 29 February 2016 8:06pm
Staff and students from Otago’s Department of Marine Science got behind the launch of Sea Week 2016 yesterday, taking part in a beach clean-up at Portobello.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:15am
A new marine community monitoring initiative, led by the University of Otago’s Department of Marine Science and the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, is set to begin exploring the consequences of dredging on Otago Harbour’s rocky shore communities.
Friday, 13 November 2015 10:41am
In early December, an Otago-led group of chemists, biologists, geologists, botanists and marine scientists from around the world are planning a “blitz” on Whakaari (White Island), a marine volcano off the coast of Whakatane. Their aim: find out as much about the island’s currents, water, algae, and marine animals as they can in just four days.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015 9:29pm
Dr Federico Baltar of Otago’s Department of Marine Science has won a major international research award – the European Geosciences Union Award for Outstanding Young Scientist in Biogeosciences.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:00am
Otago’s 2015 Supervisor of the Year, Dr Will Rayment, says it is vital to be available when your students have questions or issues – to send them an email or see them promptly is key.
Thursday, 28 May 2015 3:10pm
The University of Otago will lead three new and innovative projects aimed at engaging New Zealanders, and young people in particular, to learn more about science and technology.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 10:07am
Two machines that will transform the way magnetic particle research can be conducted at Otago have just been installed – one in the Department of Chemistry, the other in Geology.
Sunday, 1 March 2015 4:10pm
"Mudflat Mysteries" - a new educational activity book - was launched by the NZ Marine Studies Centre in time for Seaweek 2015.
The book features the animals and plants found between the tides on New Zealand’s muddy shores and shallow coastal waters. The illustrations show where the animals live and what signs can be seen on the shore to give clues to what lives beneath the surface.
Friday, 7 November 2014 10:07am
The University will this weekend officially open a Marine Field Station on Stewart Island, providing a base for its coastal research and marine science teaching in the surrounding area.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 8:08am
Otago’s Associate Professor Keith Probert has won New Zealand’s top award for marine science in recognition of his “outstanding contribution” to the field.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014 8:07am
Results of the 2013 Academic Staff Community Services survey, released earlier this year, reveal that academic staff participation in community service activities remains high at Otago.