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Coastal Marine Group (CMG)

Services and Facilities

The Coastal Marine Group has a wide range of experience in measurement, analysis and modelling of coastal processes which have been developed and maintained at a cutting edge over the last 40 years. These are mainly to support our research and the research of our students which, as a university provider, remain our core business. However, our commitment to solving real-world problems, and providing our students with opportunities to interact with the people that may employ them, mean that we are always looking for opportunities to put our capabilities at the service of our region. The areas that we are best able to contribute are:

  • Seabed mapping and hydrographic surveying in coastal, estuarine and freshwater environments
  • Shoreline and surfzone morphological mapping using optical (video or Lidar) techniques
  • Marine species identification
  • Ecological surveys
  • Coastal ocean observing systems. Measurement of waves and currents in coastal environments
  • Coastal numerical modelling for e.g. port developments, carrying capacity.

Please contact us to discuss ways we might help.

Other Facilities

We also have access to numerous other facilities as set out under the links below.

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Vessels

  • All Vessels are Maritime New Zealand surveyed
  • 9 m Catamaran “Tai Rangahau”, twin 150 Hp outboards, purpose built survey and diving vessel
  • 6 m Pontoon boat “Maki”, 115 hp outboard, multi task vessel
  • 6 m Pontoon boat “Taitimu”,150 hp outboard, multi task vessel
  • 3.9 m pontoon boat “Waikohe”, 25 hp outboard

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Diving Facilities

  • Work place certified Scientific diving staff
  • SCUBA equipment
  • Full Face Mask Underwater communication gear
  • Underwater Digital Video cameras
  • Underwater Still cameras

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Seismic Facilities

  • KLEIN 595 Dual frequency 100/500 khz Side Scan Sonar
  • KLEIN Sub Bottom Profiler 3 khz
  • Triton Elics “ISIS” sonar acquisition hardware and software
  • Triton Elics “Delph map” mosaic and realtime mosaic software
  • BARRINGER Marine Magnetometer

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.


CMG's Hydrographic Facilities

  • Knudsen MP 200 dual frequency 33/200 khz sounder
  • TRIMBLE Hydro PRO Nav and data collection software
  • SIMRAD EM 3000 Multibeam echosounder with TSS MAHRS and TRITON ELICS data acquisition PC

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Positioning Facilities

  • Various handheld conventional GPS units
  • TRIMBLE MS 750 RTK GPS
  • TRIMBLE R8 GPS
  • TRIMBLE TSC3 controller
  • TRIMBLE SPS852
  • TRIMBLE VX robotic total station and scanner

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Current Meters

  • 3 Nortek Vectrino II Profilers
  • 3 Nortek Aquadopp HR-Profiler
  • 2 Nortek Vector
  • 1 RDI ADCP
  • 1 Sontek Agronaut XR ADP
  • 3 Sontek Triton ADV
  • 4 INTEROCEAN S4 ADW current meters
  • 2 acoustic DATASONIC locator beacons

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.

CMG's Miscellaneous Facilities

  • PHANTOM 300 ROV (remote operated vehicle)
  • SPLASHCAM, 120 m cable ccd videocamera
  • 1 SBE 19 Seabird CTD
  • 1 SBE 19plus Seabird CTD
  • 2 RBR concerto C.T.D.Tu
  • 4 RBR solo Tide
  • 2 RBR duet Wave
  • 5 Campbell Scientific OBS3+ sensors
  • Underwater Vibracorer
  • BioFish multiparameter towed meter
  • Variety of Sediment Grab samplers incl 2 Smith McIntyre grab type

Please contact us for more information about any of these facilities.