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Professor in Ocean Physics, University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau

Craig Stevens is an oceanographer based in New Zealand with a joint position at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research and Professor at the University of Auckland. His research focus is on extreme ocean environments such as beneath Antarctic ice, tidal strait turbulence, greenhouse gas uptake in the Southern Ocean, and biological survival in the wave swept intertidal. His focus is on observing how different scales of motion combine to influence how these environments work. He has participated in 14 Antarctic field campaigns and nearly 50 ocean experiments. Originally from Adelaide, South Australia, he studied in Australia and Canada and is a past President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists.


  • 2012–present
    Professor, University of Auckland
  • 1996–present
    Senior research scientist, National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research


  • 1992 
    UWA, Perth, Australia, PhD