Coastal Marine Field Station

The University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Field Station was established in December 2011 in Sulphur Point, Tauranga – the heart of the Bay of Plenty’s thriving marine industry precinct.

As part of the University’s Environmental Research Institute, the Coastal Marine Field Station is involved in teaching, environmental monitoring and coastal and marine research and discovery. It has become a major centre of marine research excellence in the Bay of Plenty region.

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The Coastal Marine Field Station at the University of Waikato in Tauranga leads groundbreaking research on marine ecosystems, interdisciplinary collaboration driving sustainability in New Zealand's blue economy.

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Coastal Marine Field Station staff at University of Waikato School of Science teach science degrees, integrating Māori knowledge, and collaborate with iwi for environmental understanding.

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The University of Waikato is one of the premier universities in New Zealand for multidisciplinary aquatic science and is leading the way in aquaculture specific education and research.

Contact us

Coastal Marine Field Station
58 Cross Road, Sulphur Point, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand.