Welcome to the Institute of Marine Science


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

AskAuckland Central

Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

Urgent action to save marine beds

Shellfish beds are our most endangered marine habitats. Professor Simon Thrush says urgent action to save these vital ecosystem must be a priority, as they provide many tangible and deep benefits.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.