News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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Posted on 18 November 2022

We're hiring! Communications advisor

We’re looking for an all-rounder who will thrive in a varied communications role.

Fish at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 15 November 2022

Sustainable Seas at Waitī Waitā 2022

We’re proud to be sponsors of Waitī Waitā – The NZMSS & NZFSS Joint Conference, 21 – 24 November 2022.

Aquaculture farm in Abel Tasman
Credit: Tyler Lastovich

Posted on 13 October 2022

Seafood Magazine: Better assessing risk

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - October 2022Risk and uncertainty are critical factors in business planning and resource consent decisions, but properly taking them into account is often…

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Posted on 12 October 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Chris Cornelisen

Chris Cornelisen is Chief Science Capability Officer at Cawthron Institute, part of the leadership team of Sustainable Seas, and theme leader for EBM in action.

Aquaculture pens in Banks Peninsula Canterbury
Credit: Salvador Ung Hayworth/iStock

Posted on 11 October 2022

Aquaculture technology for a blue economy

Early last week one of our sister challenges Science for Technological Innovation held a forum on Tech Innovation for our Blue Economy, providing a perfect segway for those heading to…

Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 22 September 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Joe Harawira

Ngāti Awa, Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tūhourangi Our connections and responsibilities as KaitiakiSustainable Seas Kāhui Kaumatua Joe Harawira set the kaupapa for our Te Au o Te Moana story series.…

Rakaia River mouth, Canterbury
Credit: Phillip Capper/NIWA

Posted on 22 August 2022

Seafood Magazine: Human activity puts pressure on marine ecosystem

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - August 2022Multiple stressors created by human activity on the land and sea are putting increasing pressure on our marine environment.

Hawke's Bay regional study

Posted on 02 August 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Anna Madarasz-Smith

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Anna Madarasz-Smith

Vera Rullens

Posted on 06 July 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Vera Rullens

Vera Rullens is a researcher based in Melbourne who works with Sustainable Seas through the University of Waikato.

Recreational fishing boat credit Stuart Mackay NIWA
Credit: Stuart Mackay, NIWA

Posted on 01 July 2022

Building back better: A catalyst for change

Growing marine ecotourism project co-leader Simon Milne was asked to share his expert perspective with the UN's High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Wellington headlands
Credit: Nate Watson

Posted on 30 June 2022

We're hiring! Personal Assistant

Based at NIWA's Wellington office, you will be working alongside a wide range of researchers and the Challenge Director.

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Credit: iStock

Posted on 17 June 2022

User guide for EBM tools released

We’ve developed a handy user guide that brings together tools we have developed and/or used for ecosystem-based management (EBM). It includes guidelines, frameworks, and numerical and conceptual models.