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Posted on 30 September 2021

Media coverage in September 2021

Deep impactNew Zealand Geographic – Awhi Mai Awhi Atu project leader Kura Paul-Burke was profiled about her research and actions in Ōhiwa Harbour.

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Posted on 29 September 2021

We’re hiring! Communications Advisor

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi  May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the…

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Posted on 14 September 2021

Seaweed biodiversity study underway on Marlborough Sounds marine farms

Early one morning in August, before the latest lockdown, a couple of seaweed scientists visited marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to collect seaweed samples.

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Credit: Lana Young

Posted on 13 September 2021

Recording of our submission on the draft NBA Bill now available

On Thursday last week, Degradation and recovery theme leader Professor Conrad Pilditch and Policy and legislation for EBM project leader Associate Professor Elizabeth Macpherson presented to the Environment Select Committee…

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Posted on 31 August 2021

Media coverage in August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New ZealandThis month, we released the Building a seaweed sector project's much anticipated first review into the seaweed sector in Aotearoa.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 31 August 2021

New research helps weigh up risk and uncertainty in the ocean

A recent study by our Communicating risk and uncertainty project reviewed existing marine risk assessment frameworks to determine if these approaches are applicable to EBM in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Credit: Ryan Clark

Posted on 25 August 2021

Watch recordings from EDS Conference 2021

Environmental Defence Society (EDS) have released the session recordings of their 2021 Conference, held in Ōtautahi/Christchurch 5-7 August.

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Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

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Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use

Posted on 13 August 2021

Impact of heavy rainfall on coastal water quality captured in MetOcean model

The excerpt below is republished with permission from MetOcean Solutions.  Read the original article.

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Polaris tender Niad jetting off
Credit: Lana Young

Posted on 05 August 2021

Our submission to the exposure draft of the NBA Bill

This is our submission to the Select Committee on the exposure draft of the Natural and Built Environments BillIt was published on 5 August 2021 on the New Zealand Parliament…

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Aquaculture pens in Banks Peninsula Canterbury
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Posted on 02 August 2021

EDS Conference 2021 - see you there!

We're looking forward to the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) 2021 Conference starting this Wednesday in Ōtautahi/Christchurch.

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Posted on 01 August 2021

Media coverage in July

Battle to protect Ōhiwa Harbour mussel reefs from sea star invasion discussed at marine science conferenceBay Times (paywall) - Awhi Mai Awhi Atu PhD student Megan Ranapia was interviewed about…

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