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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Enacting a kaitiakitanga-based approach to EBM
Credit: Kura Paul Burke
Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Enacting a kaitiakitanga-based approach to EBM
  • Active project

This project combines mātauranga Māori, western science and local kaitiakitanga to better understand the culturally and socially important s...

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Communicating risk and uncertainty
Communicating risk and uncertainty
  • Active project

Creating guidelines, models and tools that explicitly identify risk and uncertainty, to help make decision-making more inclusive and multi-s...

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Communicating the value of marine conservation using an ecosystem service matrix approach
  • Academic publication

Geange S, Townsend M, Clark D, Ellis JI & Lohrer AM (2019)
Ecosystem Services 35: 150-163

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Creating value from a blue economy
Creating value from a blue economy
  • Active project

We studied initiatives to create economic value from sustainable marine activities that are based on healthy ecosystems. We used the finding...

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Defining marine habitat use by seabirds
Credit: Dave Thompson
Defining marine habitat use by seabirds
  • Active project

We are investigating whether a range of different mathematical models accurately reflect seasonal seabird distributions in Aotearoa New Zeal...

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Defining rocky reef tipping points associated with the Kaikōura earthquake
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA
Defining rocky reef tipping points associated with the Kaikōura earthquake
  • Completed project

We investigated the recovery and resilience of kelp forests associated with the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake.

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Development of valuation frameworks and principles
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA
Development of valuation frameworks and principles
  • Completed project

We identified frameworks and principles for recognising the multiple values of the marine environment to support EBM.

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EBM: a remedy for Aotearoa New Zealand's oceans
  • Video

This short animation explains what ecosystem-based management (EBM) is, and why it's needed.

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EBM for Aotearoa
  • Graphic

Working with stakeholders and Maori partners we have developed a definition of, and principles for, EBM in Aotearoa.

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Our work

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
Director

Where's our research?

This interactive map shows the location of all our research projects to help connect you with the research happening in your rohe.

Zoom in and click on a pin to see key information about the project.

Key

  • Blue: Phase I projects (2014–2019)
  • Orange: Phase II projects (2019–2024)
  • Circle: National projects
  • Pins: Specific locations

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