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Credit: Paul South/Rossella Nicolai

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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Waves at Piha
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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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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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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Credit: NZMSS

Posted on 15 July 2021

Highlights from NZMSS Conference 2021

Last Thursday was the last day of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Conference 2021. We sponsored the keynote speakers and a special session.

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Posted on 23 June 2021

We’re hiring! Engagement Advisor

We’re looking for an engagement advisor to help connect our marine management research with a range of Māori partners and audiences, and join our small Engagement Team.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 09 June 2021

Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world's oceans

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Credit: Chris Yang

Posted on 22 May 2021

Mud: when there’s too much in our estuaries

On May 20, 2021, 104 attendees from 9 different councils, 4 different universities, and 2 different countries gathered online to learn about the problem of mud in Aotearoa New Zealand’s…

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Posted on 21 May 2021

New eDNA research helps uncover the health of our estuaries

Recent research in two Nelson estuaries shows that environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding offers a sensitive approach to detect nutrient enrichment effects.

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Marlborough Sounds
Credit: Conrad Pilditch

Posted on 13 May 2021

The ripple effects of research

There is no recipe book for managing cumulative effects in our estuaries and coasts.

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 22 April 2021

Nau mai, haere mai to Desna Whaanga-Schollum

We are delighted to welcome Desna to the Communications Team as our Communications Advisor – Māori. Desna has a Master of Science Communication (Otago University 2018), and a B.

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