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.

Find out more about our memberships here.

Cancelled NZMSS – AMSA conference 2020, Sydney, Australia

Conference Cancelled due to Covid 19 As many of you will be aware the joint NZMSS/AMSA conference which was to be held in Sydney this year, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. We look forward to seeing you all for our NZMSS conference in Tauranga in July 2021 instead. For… Read More


5pm 31st of March 2020 closing date for John Morton Model and NZMSS award  1 March 2020: first overseas conference travel award applications due 31 March 2020: conference presenters notified 30 April 2020: early bird registration closes 5-9 July 2020: CANCELLED (NZMSS and AMSA joint Conference, Sydney, Australia) Questions? email conference@nzmss.org Follow and share! facebook.com/nzmsshttps://twitter.com/NZMarineSociety@NZMarine Society@NZMSSconference Read More