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About the Auckland Environment Observatory


The Auckland Environment Observatory was launched in May 2014 to better align and manage environmental research by two organisations that carry out substantial work in the field: Auckland Council and the University of Auckland.

The Auckland Environment Observatory was launched in May 2014 to better align and manage environmental research by two organisations that carry out substantial work in the field: Auckland Council and the University of Auckland.                                                                                                                   

Auckland Council is responsible for the wellbeing of the Auckland region, which stretches from Pukekohe in the south to Wellsford in the north, and is home to 1.4 million people. Its vision is for Auckland to be the world’s most liveable city, and to this end, its Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit (RIMU) provides high-quality environmental, social, economic and cultural research. RIMU manages the AEO on behalf of Auckland Council.

The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand and employs a large number of prominent researchers in areas such as marine and coastal science, terrestrial ecology, freshwater science, water quality, climate and air quality, and aligned social science. These disciplines largely sit under the Faculty of Science, in particular the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Environment and the institute of Marine Science. The Faculty of Science manages the AEO relationship on behalf of the University of Auckland.

The AEO’s activities are guided by a Relationship Plan, which outlines how the two organisations engage with each other and how performance is measured.

Read about the launch of the Auckland Environment Observatory, here.

Please contact us


Please email us for more information

Contact: info@aucklandenvironmentobservatory.org.nz