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Graduate returning to Tonga as Otago ambassador for marine environment

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 9:52am

The Pacific Ocean was part Willie Naitoko’s daily life as he grew up within a stone’s throw of the sea in Tonga’s capital city Nuku’alofa. 

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Research grant engages Pasifika in climate change storytelling

Thursday, 20 May 2021 10:24am

Engaging Pasifika school students in conversations about climate change and supporting them to tell their own stories is the kaupapa of an Otago research grant pilot-project led by Dr Gianna Savoie.

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New CoRE connects coastal communities of the Pacific

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 9:39am

New Otago-led Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Coastal People: Southern Skies (CPSS) recently received $32 million in funding.

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A small fish helping to solve a big problem

Thursday, 12 November 2020 9:29am

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

Friday, 9 October 2020 3:07pm

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

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 4:37pm

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

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 3:14pm

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 

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 9:48pm

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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Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales’ ability to find food

Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:10am

Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year.

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Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.

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

Wednesday, 5 February 2020 1:30pm

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

Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:24pm

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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Penguin study reveals Southern Ocean’s Ice Age history

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:14am

A new scientific study headed by the University of Otago has revealed important clues as to how Southern Ocean ecosystems responded to past global climate change events.

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Otago research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming

Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00am

New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower than today.

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Otago researchers lead multi-million dollar Antarctic research projects

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 9:30am

A world-leading Antarctic project investigating how ecosystems in the Ross Sea region might respond to climate change is to be led by Otago’s Associate Professor Miles Lamare.

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Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions

Thursday, 21 November 2019 2:22pm

The resilience of Samoan communities in the face of climate change is providing a blueprint for other nations to follow, according to Samoa and Otago researchers.

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Rebuilding coastal ecosystems

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 8:49am

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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Otago scientists win national outstanding research awards

Friday, 18 October 2019 4:24pm

Two University of Otago scientists have received prestigious awards at the New Zealand Research Honours gala this evening.

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Marine Scientist receives Association for Women in the Sciences award

Thursday, 10 October 2019 11:16am

Marine Science Professor Abby Smith has been named the 2019 recipient of the Miriam Dell Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring.

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Marine Science releases Life Between the Tides poster

Tuesday, 5 March 2019 4:51pm

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).