Trace Element Centre

The Centre for Trace Element Analysis specialises in the analysis of the metallic elements and their isotopes for wide-ranging applications in the earth, environmental, climate, planetary, archaeological and biomedical sciences.

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Research vessels

The Department of Marine Science oversees five vessels in safe ship management which are available for research and teaching activities.

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NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. NIWA's mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.

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Isotrace Research is dedicated to providing high quality stable isotope analysis for research, commercial and forensic purposes.

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Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago is the oldest chemistry department in New Zealand. It has grown to be one of the largest Departments in the Division of Sciences and contributes to various courses and programmes in Sciences and Health Sciences at the University of Otago.

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Department of Marine Science

The Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago is a multidisciplinary department with research strengths in both biological and physical marine sciences.

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Videos from the Ocean Acidification Symposium

Viruses in the ocean: do they manage the best recycling programme on the planet?
Ocean Acidification - the other CO2 problem
Recent advances in measurement of seawater pH
The metal isotope toolbox: a case study in the Southern Ocean
Climate change affects on invertebrate larvae - an example in the sea urchin centrostephanus rodgersii
Iron and Bacteria
Adaptations of Southern ocean phytoplankton to iron limitation
Organic ligands - a key control on trace metal biogeochemistry in the ocean
The Metal Isotope Toolbox: Linking Oceans and Climate