Research Vessel Tangaroa

This page sets out the details of our contract with NIWA for the Research Vessel Tangaroa.

"The Research Vessel Tangaroa provides essential support for a wide variety of research about New Zealand’s marine environment, and that of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. This contract facilitates the use of this national asset by providing no fewer than 160 days of voyage time per year for four years (up to 20 June 2020) under a new Crown Funding Agreement (CFA). The CFA supports access by New Zealand-based research organisations to RV Tangaroa as a national platform to undertake marine research. The contract also provides for additional, dedicated Antarctic voyages every second year. It is expected that all voyages facilitated through this contract will be aligned with New Zealand’s research strategies and priorities."

The RV Tangaroa is operated by NIWA.