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.

Auckland's big blue backyard

The Hauraki Gulf is New Zealand’s only marine national park. In this Raising the Bar public talk Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine weaves the story of the Hauraki Gulf and its importance to all megafauna.

Take 10 with...

Dr Diana LaScala-Gruenewald talks about her research into the declining numbers of spiny lobster and how much she enjoys exploring how animals survive and thrive in their unique environments. Read more.

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.