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Posted on 31 December 2020

Media coverage in December 2020

All at sea - the surprising reach of river watersOur Changing World/RNZAlison Ballance interviewed Khushboo and Joe about their ocean glider research.

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Posted on 21 December 2020

We're hiring! Communications Advisor - Māori

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and hands-on communications practitioner to join our small, but active, Communications Team, to share our research with Māori partners and stakeholders.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 18 December 2020

10 things you need to know about the ocean this summer

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining.

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Posted on 14 December 2020

Our last newsletter of 2020 is here

This year has taught us many valuable lessons, from learning to collaborate digitally (and more sustainably), to the power of collective action based on evidence.

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Ngā Tohu o Te Ao: Maramataka and marine management

Posted on 01 December 2020

Maramataka wānanga: making connections

The Ngā Tohu o te Ao project team hosted their first kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) wānanga in Tauranga, which brought together the research collective of: Pakirikiri Wananga (Tokomaru Bay, Ngati...

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Posted on 30 November 2020

Media coverage in November 2020

Sustainable Finance: Tania Simpson on the Māori model for fighting climate changeNZHeraldOur Chair Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson on changing how we do business, highlighting our Innovation Fund projects.

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Posted on 30 November 2020

How ‘forests’ can help marine spatial planning

New guidance for marine managers explains how Gradient Forest models – a new ‘classification tree’ technique that predicts species composition in marine environments – can help predict biodiversity hotspots in marine areas where there is little to no available data....

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Enhancing EBM practices
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Posted on 30 November 2020

Community empowerment in marine spatial planning and EBM

The New Zealand Geographical Society held their biennial conference over 25-27 November at Victoria University of Wellington. The theme was Embracing Diversity: Expanding Geographies.

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Posted on 27 November 2020

Our researchers nominated for Kudos Awards 2020

Congratulations to our researchers who were nominated for the Kudos Awards this year!  Dr Joanne Ellis (co-leader for Communicating risk and uncertainty) Associate Professor Kura Paul-Burke (co-leader for Awhi Mai Awhi Atu...

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Ocean Bay strolling
Credit: Nicky Croft

Posted on 17 November 2020

EBM workshop for Marlborough teachers

Sustainable Seas researchers are supporting teachers to pass on ecosystem-based management (EBM) knowledge to the next generation.

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Posted on 16 November 2020

Ocean robots show rivers flow further out to sea than expected

Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers don't just end at the coast, they travel much further than previously thought into our oceans, via eddies.

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Posted on 12 November 2020

Interview with: Leonardo Durante

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, University of Otago PhD student Leonardo Durante recently submitted his thesis, funded through the Ecosystem connectivity project.

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