Our Tools

Cawthron has expertise in developing new tools and technologies that enhance our understanding of marine and coastal environments.

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Our Tools

Cawthron has expertise in developing novel tools and technologies that enhance our understanding of marine and coastal environments.

Cawthron Institute researchers hold world-leading expertise in the development of aquatic technologies and tools. The three publicly accessible online tools listed below were developed in consultation with industry and stakeholders. They are intended to provide practical information to support activities in the marine and coastal environment, and provide the public and industry with important and digestible data about marine and coastal conditions.

KūtaiCam is a hi-tech coastal monitoring buoy used to remotely collect weather and oceanographic data of the waters at Whakatohea Mussels Marine Farm off the town of Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty, NZ.

CawthronEye is a custom-built website that displays enhanced, true colour NASA satellite images of New Zealand’s coastal waters that are used to understand and communicate changes in our coastal environments.

TASCAM is a hi-tech coastal monitoring buoy that collects physical and biological data in Tasman Bay, New Zealand. It records information on parameters that are indicators of coastal water quality and productivity.

The Ocean Plastic Simulator is an ultra-fast, interactive modeling tool developed by researchers at Nelson’s Cawthron Institute to help teach people about the issues rising from plastic waste.