Upcoming NZMSS Conference
19-23 AUG 2013 HAMILTON
This will be a joint conference held with the NZ Freshwater Sciences Society and the Australian Society for Fish Biology.
For more information please see the event page or for full conference details go to the conference website:
17 May Abstracts Close
5 July Early Bird Registration Closes
Memberships are $55/annum for professional members and $20/annum for student or retired members. The membership period runs between annual conferences (~mid year).
Student members are eligible to apply for NZMSS student support and all members are encouraged to participate and play an active role in the Society. Sign up now through the online membership form.
Who we are
The New Zealand Marine Sciences Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1960, to foster an understanding and appreciation of our marine environment. We provide a means of communication within our marine science community, encourage and assist marine science students and young scientists, and provide advice to government on marine policy issues.
What We Do
Organize and conduct an Annual Marine Science Conference, usually held in a New Zealand centre, but sometimes in conjunction with other New Zealand societies and our Australian colleagues.
Periodically award the “New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award” to any person who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of marine science. Nominations are called for and assessed annually.
Provide First Overseas Conference Travel Funds travel assistance grants to student-members (applications due 1 Feb and 1 Aug).
Provide Student Research Grant Funds (applications due 1 April)- to assist MSc and PhD candidates to take their work further than typical institutional funding allows.
Provide written comment and independent submissions on relevant marine issues as they arise.
Host a listserve where members can post, discuss, and debate marine science topics; advertise marine science positions and provide a calendar of conferences, workshops and relevant events; conduct society business.
Publish the Annual New Zealand Marine Science Review that provides a directory of NZMSS members, marine research organizations and science personnel with a summary of research interests and publications.
Raise public awareness of marine science through events, press releases, public activities, awards and the listserve.