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Department of Marine Science

Department of Marine Science

The Department of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary department with research strengths in both biological and physical marine sciences. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees focusing on pure and applied research in marine science, oceanography and aquaculture.


We have dedicated research facilities around the South Island of New Zealand (Otago Harbour, Stewart Island and Fiordland), but our staff and students conduct their research everywhere from Fiji to Antarctica.

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Marine Science Research Vessel Polaris II
— this video advert appeared during the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

Inspiring words from our awarding winning paleo-oceanographer
Christina Riesselman

Congratulations to our Division of Sciences 2016 awards winners:

Community Engagement Award (academic staff):-
Dr Chris Hepburn
Community Engagement Award (general staff):-
Steve Cutler
Early-Career Teacher of the Year:-
Dr Will Rayment
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