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.

The science of restoring mussels

Our researchers are working to improve the health of our waterways by studying the most efficient ways that mussels arrange themselves and collaborating with Revive Our Gulf to replace lost mussel beds.

Microplastics in marine ecosystems

Research Fellow Julie Anne Hope writes about how her award from the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi will allow her to study the impact of microplastics on the functioning of soft sediment ecosystems.

  • Equity Initiative Grant open for applications
    18 March 2019
    The Faculty of Science is seeking applications for the Equity Initiative Grant. Applications close 15 April 2019. Read more and download an application form.
  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).