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.

AskAuckland Central

Visit us in our newly opened student information centre, Alfred Nathan House, for information and advice on your degree, how to find your way around the campus, your enrolment, fee payments and Campus Card.

The sound of fermentation

The role of underwater sound infermentation, with a focus on beer yeast as a model organism, is Professor Andrew Jeffs’ latest research. Read more on page 21 of InSCight magazine.

Presents for penguins

Marine scientists are researching ways to restore and sustain New Zealand's marine environments by studying kororā, or little blue penguins (Eudyptula minor). Find out how you can help.