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spinyseastartrackingThe New Zealand Marine Studies Centre is part of the University of Otago's Marine Science Department. We are a multidisciplinary department with research strengths in both biological and physical marine sciences. Our research takes us to locations all around New Zealand and much further afield, for example the Campbell and Auckland Islands and Antarctica.

Find out about the research themes in the Marine Science Department.

Coastal People: Southern Skies

Coastal People: Southern Skies is a research collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to support transformative change to rebuild coastal ecosystems.

Marine Studies researchers are significant contributors to this collaboration:
Marine Studies Our people

Student research projects

As well as undergraduate courses in Marine Science, the department offers postgraduate courses.

Student research projects 2021

Student research projects 2019

Student research projects 2018

Student research projects 2017

Student research projects 2015

Visit our research project blog

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