Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science


Welcome from the Director

Melissa Bowen
Dr Melissa Bowen

New Zealand is surrounded by ocean. Our coasts and marine environments are essential to our economy, recreation and heritage.

As we becomes increasingly aware of the connections and changes occurring within the ocean, the importance of furthering our scientific understanding to guide our future decisions has never been so clear.

The University of Auckland and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) have created a Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science to build our research expertise in this critical area.

The Joint Graduate School spans a huge range of coastal and ocean research led by staff from many departments at the University of Auckland and NIWA.

We offer a vibrant community of students and staff at the forefront of marine research. We hope you will join us.


Dr Melissa Bowen
Director, Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science