Each year New Zealand receives applications from New Zealanders and people from other countries to do marine scientific research in the New Zealand exclusive economic zone and territorial sea.

We assess each foreign application using the same guidelines as domestic applications. We decide if the voyage should go ahead, and if any restrictions should be set. There are step-by-step instructions for researchers on the Environmental Protection Authority's website (external link), and more detailed information on the Ministry for the Environment website (external link).

We generally find the results of the voyages are beneficial to New Zealand science.

All vessels must send in a voyage report within 12 months of the end of a voyage.

All reports received since 2014 are publically available below.

United States of America

Roger Revelle

Voyage: F2012-006 Dates: 19 July 2012 – 2 September 2012
Purpose: To deploy and recover pathways array and some monitoring array, do spatial survey, tow-yos, and time series. Read the cruise report [PDF, 4.3 MB].

Voyage: F2013-093 Dates: 16 March 2015 – 16 April 2015
Purpose: To analyse the large scale interaction of magma and seawater following the silicic eruption of the Havre volcano in the Kermadec arc. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 387 KB].

Voyage: F2015-040 Dates: 1 July 2015 – 14 July 2015
Purpose: To acquire data using standard shipboard instrumentation during transit of the ocean. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 120 KB].

Robert C Seamans

Voyage: F2014-059 Dates: 26 September 2014 – 8 November 2014
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the cruise report [PDF, 8.2 MB].

Voyage: F2014-066 Dates: 14 November 2014 – 23 December 2014
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the cruise report [PDF, 762 KB].

Voyage: F2014-068 Dates: 30 December 2014 – 19 March 2015
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 373 KB].

Voyage: F2014-100 Dates: 23 March 2015 – 1 May 2015
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 110 KB] and cruise report [PDF, 767 KB].

Voyage: F2015-006 Dates: 1 August 2015 – 14 August 2015
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the cruise report [PDF, 2.9 MB].

Voyage: F2015-042 Dates: 3 November 2015 – 9 November 2015
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 329 KB].

Voyage: F2015-079 Dates: 2 April 2016 – 10 May 2016
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report [PDF, 174 KB].

Voyage: F2016-007 Dates: 3 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report.

Voyage: F2015-059 Dates: 20 February 2016 - 25 March 2016
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report.

Voyage: F2016-028 Dates: 29 September 2016 - 7 November 2016
Purpose: To teach oceanographic sampling techniques to college undergraduate students. Read the preliminary report.

 

M/V Bluefin

Voyage: F2016-008 Dates: 9 August 2016 - 7 September 2016
Purpose: To investigate the dominant mechanisms that produce large scale, inter-annual variations of the sea surface temperature in vast regions of the tropical Pacific ocean. Read the preliminary report.

Germany

RV Sonne

Voyage: SO246 Dates: 1 February 2016 – 30 March 2016
Purpose: To address the processes of disintegrating supercontinents that is often associated with the end of subduction activity and the change from lithospheric convergence to extension.

Voyage: SO247 Dates: 22 March 2016 – 1 May 2016
Purpose: To carry out systematic transects to investigate the relationship between submarine slope failure processes and gas hydrate dissociation along the Hikurangi convergent margin. Read the cruise report [PDF, 349 KB].

Voyage: SO253 Dates 22 December 2016 - 21 January 2017

Purpose: Chraracterization of hydrothermal systems at the Kermadec Arc and the understanding of their role for the global element budget of the ocean and for local chemical and biological processes in the water column and at the seafloor. Read the cruise blog (external link).

Republic of Korea

Araon

Voyage: KLL-14-64 Dates: 30 November 2014 - 18 March 2015
Purpose: To gain a more complete understanding of the pattern of basement faults and gas pockmark distributions.

Japan

Hakuho Maru

Voyage: KH-14-6 Dates: 2 December 2014 - 26 February 2015
Purpose: Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements and their Isotopes in the Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic Sea.