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.

2018 Winter Lecture Series

Aotearoa in 2030. Six lectures, hosted by the Faculty of Science Sustainability Network and presented by local and international experts, delves into the pressing social and environmental challenges New Zealand faces.

Success for Marine Science

The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) celebrated not one, but three successes at the New Zealand Marine Science Society conference in July, including student awards and the John Morton Award. Read more.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.