Welcome to the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society

We exist to support and connect marine science and scientists across a wide range of disciplines in New Zealand

NZMSS is a non-profit organization, formed in 1960 as a constituent society of New Zealand’s Royal Society

What We Do

Our goal is to keep the marine science community connected, supported and involved in marine issues.

Here is how we do it:

NZMSS Membership

NZMSS membership is available to all those with a scientific interest in the marine environment, including the uptake of science in marine policy, resource management, conservation and the marine business sector.

Most of our members renew their membership when they register for our annual conference. For this reason, we do not send out renewal notifications until after the conference. If you did not attend the conference and want to join NZMSS then please click on the link below

Find out more about our memberships here.

Student Research Grant applications are Open

NZMSS Council is now accepting applications for the 2022 Student Research Grant. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2022. The successful applicant will be presented at our 2022 conference in Auckland. Please visit the grant page for details. Read More

2022 Conference

NZMSS is pleased to announce that we will be holding a joint conference with the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS) from 21 – 25 November 2022! The conference will be hosted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Visit our conference page for updates. Read More