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.

Orientation 2019

Received an offer of place for 2019? Find out what you need to do before you arrive, what to expect at your Orientation day and where to go for more support. Read more.

Urgent action to save marine beds

Shellfish beds are our most endangered marine habitats. Professor Simon Thrush says urgent action to save these vital ecosystem must be a priority, as they provide many tangible and deep benefits.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.

  • Faculty of Science Orientation Day Event as iCalendar
    25 February 2019 - 28 February 2019
    Faculty of Science Orientation Day is filled with information to help you be prepared for the start of your new degree. Undergraduate orientation is Thursday 28 February and postgraduate orientation is Monday 25 February. Find out more.
  • Fulbright New Zealand information session Event as iCalendar
    13 March 2019, 10 - 11:30am
    Fancy up to US$40,000 towards masters or doctoral study in the USA? Find out how to make that dream come true at the Fulbright New Zealand information session on Wednesday 13 March. Awards open to NZ citizens and permanent residents. Please register to attend.
  • 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).