As a Crown Research Institute, NIWA's purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide an understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

NIWA's climate and atmosphere, freshwater, marine and environmental data science capability is provided by its 675 staff and $165 million of assets located in 4 main centres and 10 regional office. NIWA also maintains nationally important databases, biological collections, science assets and capabilities that enable it and its collaborators to undertake much of its science. These include the national climate, atmospheric, marine and freshwater monitoring networks and databases, deep sea research vessels, high performance computing and big data analytics facilities, the nation's primary fin fish aquaculture research facility, and a range of specialist analytical and modelling capabilities unique to NIWA.

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Head Office Details

41 Market Place, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Private Bag 99940, Newmarket, Auckland 1149

(09) 375 2050