We bring together scientists, social scientists, economists, and experts in mātauranga Māori and policy from more than 30 organisations across the country.
We are developing knowledge, tools and resources for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa. EBM is a holistic and inclusive way to manage marine environments and the competing uses for, demands on, and ways New Zealanders value them.
The knowledge and tools we are developing will be useful for marine resource managers, Māori, industry and communities. They will help to assess impacts on marine ecosystems and associated resources, activities, values and cultural significance.
Dr Julie Hall
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Marine biologist Anna Madarasz-Smith is Science Manager at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. She’s part of the team working with Sustainable Seas through the Hawke’s Bay regional study.More
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Growing marine ecotourism project co-leader Simon Milne was asked to share his expert perspective with the UN's High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.More
Making positive impact on ocean law reformMirage News – Elizabeth Macpherson discusses creating change for the better to protect our ocean and sustainably manage relationships between people and marine environments.More
Based at NIWA's Wellington office, you will be working alongside a wide range of researchers and the Challenge Director.More