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Marine Encounters – NZ Marine Studies Centre Guided Tour

Sunday 29 November, two tours: 10:00am, and 12:00pm

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A small fish helping to solve a big problem

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Thursday, 12 November 2020

An inter-disciplinary group of Otago researchers is embarking on a collaborative study into the use of biodegradable, edible food coatings to combat plastic pollution.

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Otago successful in $69 million of CoRE funding

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Friday, 9 October 2020

The University of Otago is proud to announce success in two applications for Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding in the latest Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round.

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Scholarship for Marine Science postgraduate

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Otago Marine Science Master’s student Millie Mannering has been selected as the 2020 Our World Underwater Scholarship Society Australasian Rolex Scholar.

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Otago’s Marine Science growing Antarctic research links

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Department of Marine Science’s Associate Professor Ceridwen Fraser has been invited to represent New Zealand in a new and significant Australian Antarctic programme, adding to the Department’s growing recognition for contribution to Antarctic research.

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Marine Studies Centre Activities go online 

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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

For more than 20 years, Otago's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) has played a key role connecting communities with their local marine environment through a wide range of outreach and education programmes and resources. Now it is doing the same thing - online.

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Testing seawater of the future? A study at Whakaari/White Island

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Wednesday, 5 February 2020

University of Otago scientists are leading research into the possibility that the shallow submarine vents off New Zealand’s volcanic Whakaari/White Island could provide a natural laboratory to study the impacts of future climate change on our oceans.

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‘Shark Spy’ needs your help this summer

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

The old catchphrase “the only good shark, is a dead shark” is something that Rob Lewis and the University’s NZ Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) are aiming to squash this summer.

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Rebuilding coastal ecosystems

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Newsroom reports on an MBIE-funded project restoring coastal environments by supporting kelp forests. University of Otago's Department of Marine Science leads the project.

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Marine Science releases Life Between the Tides poster

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

A species-packed watercolour poster illustrating the strange and amazing marine animals and plants found on the rocky shore and hiding in rock pools at low tide has been released by the  University's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC).

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Division of Sciences presents 2018 awards

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Division of Sciences recently celebrated its annual awards recognising the breadth of work undertaken across many areas of University life including research, teaching, community engagement, technical and administrative support.

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Otago researcher to explore new Antarctic frontiers

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Monday, 5 November 2018

Otago Geophysicist Professor Gary Wilson will join a team of New Zealand scientists in exploring new frontiers in Antarctica this season when they travel across the Ross Ice Shelf to collect information that helps identify the conditions that lead to the retreat of glaciers and sea level rise.

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