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Kim Currie - University of Otago and NIWA

Kim CurrieKim Currie is a marine carbonate chemist, working for NIWA in a collaborative project with the University of Otago.

Dr Currie has been Principal Investigator on the Munida Time Series since its beginnings in 1998, studying the spatial and temporal variability in carbon uptake of the waters associated with the subtropical front in the South-west Pacific Ocean. This time series approach is now being extended to the development of a coastal ocean acidification observing network.

Quantification of the uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the waters of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone is another thread of the marine carbon work.

Dr Currie applies carbon chemistry expertise to many collaborative projects, particularly those around ocean acidification and biogenic carbonate solubility. Kim manages the New Zealand Ocean Acidification Observing Network (NZOA-ON), a programme to determine the rate and magnitude of ocean acidification in NZ coastal waters.

Kim is also a member of the Coastal People: Southern Skies collaboration that connects communities with world-leading, cross-discipline research to rebuild coastal ecosystems.
Coastal People: Southern Skies

Email k.currie@niwa.co.nz