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.

Take 10 with Dr Darren Parsons

Dr Darren Parsons gives us 10 minutes of his time to discuss how fish interact with the environment and his work gathering data inputs for fishery assessments. Find out more.

World leaders in ocean management

Professor Mark Costello and his colleagues think New Zealand can lead the world in a kind of ocean management that benefits both nature and society. Listen to the 95bFM interview.

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.