New Zealand Marine Science Society

Our next NZMSS Conference is being held in Dunedin, from 3-5 July 2019 (

Key Dates:


Abstract Submissions NOW OPEN

Registrations Open 9 April

Abstract Submissions Close 1 May

Author Notification 16 May

Earlybird Registrations Close 31 May

Conference Begins 3 July

Conference Ends 5 July


Themes & sessions:

  • Our Changing Oceans: geochemical and physical perspectives
  • Our Changing Oceans: species and ecosystems response
  • Aquaculture
  • Benthic Ecology
  • Biology and Behaviour
  • Climate Change
  • Fisheries
  • Food Webs
  • Genetics
  • Governance and Management
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Management Practices
  • Marine Conservation
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Marine Plastics
  • Marine Taxonomy
  • Oceanography
  • Physiology
  • Pollution
  • Southern Oceans
  • Technologies and Methods

Special sessions:

  • Munida Time Series Symposium
  • Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Marine Biosecurity
  • ​Engagement between Marine Science and Govt Agencies – climate change mitigation
that are helping support the plenary speakers.
We would like to thank Real Journeys for providing discounted rates
for ferry crossings for delegates of the conference.
Thank you also to Virginia Watson, Dunedin based print artist, for
designing the conference logo.

2011 ORGANISING COMMITTEE:The society would like to thank the 2011 organising committee from University of Otago for their time and dedication to this year's exciting conference.  A big thank you goes to the NZMSS 2011 Conference Committee which includes: Gary Wilson (Chair), Rebecca McLeod, Steve Dawson, Liz Slooten, Candida Savage, Keith Probert, and Lucy Jack.

We would like to thank Kerry South of South Events for managing the conference website and registration, Jo Learmonth from Stewart Island Events for organizing catering and accommodation, and the community of Stewart Island for pitching in to feed and house us.






Please contactconference@nzmss.orgif you have any questions.