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David McNiven Garner
David McNiven Garner, taken at Pancake Rocks, near Punakaiki, Westland, New Zealand, 19 November 2008
Born (1928-11-26)26 November 1928
Wanganui, New Zealand
Died 13 May 2016(2016-05-13) (aged 87)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Citizenship New Zealand
Alma mater Victoria University
New York University
Scientific career
Fields Physical oceanography
Institutions Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Zealand
Bedford Institute of Oceanography
University of Auckland

David McNiven Garner (26 November 1928 – 13 May 2016), was a New Zealand oceanographer. He worked as a published research physicist. He worked with a focus in physical oceanography and ocean circulation.

In 1962, he founded the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (today known as National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), then located in Hobson Street, Wellington, New Zealand.

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