Posted on 03 April 2020

Blue economy core research concepts open for review

The Challenge Leadership Team has developed core research project concepts for Theme 2: Creating value from a blue economy.


This process built upon on Sustainable Seas research from Phase I, the recent report Transitioning to a blue economy: scoping and horizon scanning which conducted more than 30 interviews with key individuals involved in the Aotearoa New Zealand marine industries, and a co-development workshop involving stakeholders, Māori and researchers held in February 2020.

Four core research projects are proposed: 

  • Encouraging restorative economies in NZ marine spaces 
  • Indigenising the blue economy in Aotearoa 
  • Growing blue tourism from low impact principles 
  • Building a blue economy sector - seaweed 

We invite review of the project concepts.

*UPDATED: Please send feedback and comments to sustainableseasnc@niwa.co.nz by 5pm, Monday 20 April 2020*   [deadline extended due to the unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in; previously the deadline was Friday 17 April]

This diagram provides a guide for the process we follow in developing core research project.

  • SusSeas Blue economy core project concepts 3 April 2020

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  • SusSeas Core research project development and approval process

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