Aquatic Monitoring and Surveys

The School of Science has a range of expertise and equipment for studying coastal, estuarine and freshwater environments.

Our researchers develop new monitoring and surveying techniques such as New Zealand's first electrofishing boat and eDNA identification and analysis of Didymosphenia geminata, commonly known as didymo or rock snot. Instrumentation owned and operated within the university can measure the quality and physical characteristics of water and the organisms within. We can also perform seabed mapping and hydrographic surveying in coastal, estuarine and freshwater environments. Through the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) the University offers research, advisory and consultancy services to a range of end-users.

Services and equipment for hire

  • Monitor water quality
  • Measure waves and currents
  • Seabed mapping and hydrographic surveying
  • Identification of Didymosphenia geminata in freshwater
  • Combined vegetation and environmental monitoring
  • Ecosystem surveying and mapping

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