Thursday, 11 October 2018 7:43pm
The Manager of the University of Otago’s New Zealand Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) Tessa Mills will tomorrow hang up her “trusty blue polar fleece” for the last time when she retires after 13 years at the helm.
Thursday, 9 August 2018 2:27pm
One thousand plastic bottle caps donated by staff and students from across the University’s Dunedin campus have been turned into a beautiful piece of art aimed at educating people about the impact of plastics on the creatures that live in the ocean.
Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:55am
Two of the Otago scientists involved in the new Art + Oceans exhibition currently on display at Otago Museum’s HD Skinner Annex rolled up their sleeves and took a more hands-on role in the creative process.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:03am
University of Otago Marine scientist Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice-President of a major international group coordinating research in Antarctica.
Thursday, 19 April 2018 12:58pm
A book written to encourage New Zealanders to explore tidepools and mudflats has been named a 2018 Storylines Notable Book.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 8:53pm
Otago researchers Liz Slooten, Bruce Robertson and Steve Dawson are among experts arguing in the influential web publication The Conversation that New Zealand’s fisheries management needs a comprehensive review. We reproduce their Opinion Piece here on the Otago Bulletin Board.
Monday, 24 July 2017 1:48pm
The Department of Marine Science has launched its new research vessel, Tūhura. The name Tūhura means “to investigate or discover” – very appropriate for the 6.5 metre Osprey which will be used to support field collections, water sampling and diving.
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:33am
Two women who work tirelessly to enhance the University and its contributions to the wider community have won this year’s University of Otago Award for Exceptional Performance by General Staff.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 2:32pm
Otago’s new $5 million teaching laboratory – with outstanding facilities – is expected to host its first lecture at Portobello next week.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 5:07pm
The University of Otago has just unveiled its new Aquavan – a purpose built vehicle for transporting marine animal and plant collections for teaching and research and out into the community.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:42am
The Marine Science Aquavan was unveiled yesterday, aptly, on the first day of both ‘Seaweek’ and the Marine Science annual postgraduate orientation week.
Friday, 14 October 2016 1:46pm
A large demolition project has finished at the University’s Portobello Marine Laboratory so now building work on a new teaching laboratory, research aquarium and seawater system can begin.
Friday, 19 August 2016 8:23am
A global ‘Wikibomb’ that aims to blow up the perception Antarctic science is a boy’s club includes three Otago academics among its list of world-leading female scientists.
Tuesday, 5 July 2016 9:31am
The winners of this year’s Pride of Workmanship Award at the University are Marine Science Scientific Officer and sediment core specialist Bob Dagg, and Executive Assistant to the Head of the Department of Anatomy Aven Drayson.
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 7:38am
A large demolition and building project is about to start at the University of Otago Portobello Marine Laboratory.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:09am
An Otago researcher is trying to spark interest in “moss animals” whose ancestors waved their tiny tentacles more than 400 million years ago, and whose few eggs break into hundreds of tiny embryos.
Monday, 29 February 2016 8:06pm
Staff and students from Otago’s Department of Marine Science got behind the launch of Sea Week 2016 yesterday, taking part in a beach clean-up at Portobello.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:15am
A new marine community monitoring initiative, led by the University of Otago’s Department of Marine Science and the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, is set to begin exploring the consequences of dredging on Otago Harbour’s rocky shore communities.
Friday, 13 November 2015 10:41am
In early December, an Otago-led group of chemists, biologists, geologists, botanists and marine scientists from around the world are planning a “blitz” on Whakaari (White Island), a marine volcano off the coast of Whakatane. Their aim: find out as much about the island’s currents, water, algae, and marine animals as they can in just four days.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015 9:29pm
Dr Federico Baltar of Otago’s Department of Marine Science has won a major international research award – the European Geosciences Union Award for Outstanding Young Scientist in Biogeosciences.