The Sustainable Seas Annual Conference was held in early November 2018.
More than 220 Sustainable Seas researchers, stakeholders and Māori research partners attended the second annual conference held in Wellington in early November.
During the three-day conference researchers provided updates on the Challenge’s 40 research projects. These projects involve scientists, economists, social scientists, policy experts, lawyers and Māori.
In pre-recorded opening remarks, Sustainable Seas Board Chair Sir Rob Fenwick noted that the Challenge is about to enter its second phase – a stage he expects will result in “solid progress and constructive outcomes”.
Rob says it’s the Challenge’s job to provide the evidence and research that policy-makers need to frame new EBM-friendly policies into the management of marine resources.
A Research Book summarising progress made by the Challenge’s projects up to October 2018 has been published to coincide with the conference opening.
The conference talks are available on the Sustainable Seas YouTube Channel and you can download speakers' presentations below. They are listed in the order they were given.
Annual Conference Programme 2018
Monday 5 November
Enabling ecosystem-based management
Julie Hall - Introduction to Sustainable Seas
Carolyn Lundquist - Ecosystem-based management principles for Aotearoa
Richard Le Heron - Participatory processes for multi-use marine environments
Jim Sinner - Understanding values for ecosystem-based management
Robert Joseph - Tūhonohono: Tikanga Māori and the law
Patrick Barrett - Community engagement in EBM/The Ongātoro/Maketū Estuary restoration
Shaun Awatere - Mauri Moana, Mauri Tangata, Mauri Ora: How do New Zealanders value marine ecosystems?
Judi Hewitt - Lessons learnt in Tasman and Golden Bays
Towards a sustainable blue economy for Aotearoa
Judi Hewitt - Introduction towards a sustainble blue economy for Aotearoa
Matt Miller - Kina bioactives
Nick Lewis - Transitioning in practice: plotting pathways to a blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand
Jim Sinner - Understanding the social licence of New Zealand’s marine industries
Jonathan Banks - Early detection of harmful algal blooms
Vera Rullens - Linking biodiversity and marine ecosystem values using ecosystem services
Cliff Law - Coastal acidification mitigation strategies
John Reid & Jason Mika - Whai Rawa, Whai Mana, Whai Oranga: Creating a world-leading indigenous blue marine economy
Developing EBM decision-making tools
Chris Cornelisen - Introduction to developing EBM decision-making tools
Vidette McGregor - Ecosystem models: Atlantis
Heni Unwin and Ross Vennell - Interactive tools
David Thompson - Defining the marine habitat of seabirds
Richard Bulmer - Incorporating multiple stressors in decision support tools
Tuesday 6 November
Understanding degradation and recovery (part 1)
Conrad Pilditch - Understanding degradation and recovery in marine ecosystems
Steve Wing - Ecosystem connectivity: tracking biochemical fluxes to inform EBM
Candida Savage - Tipping points - soft sediments
Craig Stevens - Stressor footprints and dynamics
Regan Fairlie - Te Tāhuhu Matatau Ao Tangaroa: Using science to support kaitiaki
Understanding degradation and recovery (part 2)
Nick Shears - Tipping points - rocky reefs
Daniel Le Duc - Tipping points - rocky reefs
Kate Davies and Gemma Couzens - Navigating marine social-ecological systems - enabling collaboration on cumulative effects
Gert-Jan Jeunen - Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA
Drew Lohrer - Measuring ecosystems services and assessing impacts
Addressing risk and uncertainty
Judi Hewitt - Introduction to addressing risk and uncertainty
Simon Thrush - Implications for assessing risk and uncertainty in the real world
Gabby O'Connor - Place-based art and science: connecting communities
Fabrice Stephenson - Including uncertainty in biodiversity layers in decision support tools
Emily Douglas - Uncertainty in mapping of the pollution removal ecosystem service
Graeme Inglis - Novel risk assessment tools for EBM