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
This interactive map shows the location of all our research projects to help connect you with the research happening in your rohe.
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A new framework for customised marine conservation in local contextsScimex (Science Media Centre) – A new framework will not only help communities identify all the human activities impacting a particular ecosystem, but also…More
Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand magazine - October 2023Healthy marine ecosystems require an understanding of how ecosystems respond to stressors.More
Media release Changing the way we manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans could save our biodiverse-rich, critically endangered deep-water coral. Aotearoa New Zealand is a biodiversity hotspot for deep-water coral.More
Media release In 2007 there were 116 million kuku (mussels) in Ōhiwa Harbour in the eastern Bay of Plenty, near Whakatane.More
Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - August 2023The United Nations, WWF, and the World Bank Group have called it, and nations are limbering up.More
Dr Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Whanaunga, Pākehā) has a PhD in Geology and is an Associate Professor in Te Wānanga o Waipapa, Māori Studies, at the Waipapa Taumata…More