Welcome to the Institute of Marine Science


The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) brings together the wide range of expertise and facilities at The University of Auckland to work towards improving our understanding of the marine environment.

Free university fees

The government has introduced new policies to make tertiary study more affordable. There is one year of fees-free study for students new to tertiary education. Find out more and check to see if you are eligible.

Warmer seas for Dunedin-ites

Dr Nick Shears, co-author of a new study looking at sea temperature readings, says that Dunedin-ites could find it increasingly easy to dive into the sea for a dip.

A giant snapper nursery

New evidence confirms what Professor John Montgomery and other scientists have long suspected: the Goat Island Marine Reserve acts as a giant snapper nursery.