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.

Got a story to tell?

  Got exciting new research to share? Please contact us with an image and a short abstract and we will advertise across our socials. Let’s get the science out there! facebook.com/nzmss https://twitter.com/NZMarineSociety  … Read More


5th-8th July 2021: We are pleased to announce that at this stage the 2021 New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Wānanga is still going ahead as planned at the University of Waikato in Tauranga under the theme "Titiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua" (looking back to move forward). Please save the date and check here for details regarding abstract submission and cost (Conference details). Questions? email conference2021@nzmss.org   Read More