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About us


The NZ Marine Studies Centre is the public face of Marine Science at the University of Otago. The Centre offers marine education programmes, and operates a research aquarium. 

See our Annual Reports to find out about our recent achievements:

2018 NZ Marine Studies Centre Annual Report (PDF)

2017 NZ Marine Studies Centre Annual Report (PDF)

We are based in Portobello on the Otago Peninsula, where there has been a marine research station for over 100 years, starting with a fish hatchery in 1904.