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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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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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University training and research vessel gets a major boost

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Friday 31 May 2019

Plans to build a more capable and cost-effective research vessel to replace the University’s ageing Polaris II have received a major boost with a NZ$250,000 donation. The donation comes from Trammell S. Crow, a Dallas, Texas-based philanthropist and founder of EarthX, the world’s largest environmental sustainability expo.

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