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.

Join 233 cities in Climathon

The University of Auckland is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon over 24 hours on 27 October. Read Associate Professor Mark Costello's blog about climate change.

The salty dawn chorus

PhD student Rosalyn Putland is using hydrophones to document the marine soundscape in the Hauraki Gulf. Find out what she hears.

Finding out what is where

Watch Dr Rochelle Constantine's seminar about the marvellous productivity of the Hauraki Gulf and why her research is so important.

  • Husband and wife graduate same day with same degree
    26 September 2017
    Francesca Casu and husband Davide Zazzaro like to joke they do everything together so it’s no surprise that today they graduate from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science with matching doctorates.
  • The Gulf has a salty dawn chorus
    21 September 2017
    PhD student Rosalyn Putland documents daily, lunar, and seasonal cycles of the Gulf using NZ designed hydrophones. She tells the Gulf Journal more about the chorus beneath the waves.
  • Major new investment in University of Auckland Science
    13 September 2017
    A handheld skin cancer diagnostic device and a project to explore how underwater sound can influence beer fermentation are just two of eight University of Auckland Faculty of Science research projects to be awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour Fund.