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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Boat trip at Poor Knight's Island
Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 18 February 2021

Expert comment: PCE report on sustainable tourism

Today, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment released their latest report 'Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism'.

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Whai Rawa Whai Mana Whai Oranga  Creating a world leading indigenous blue economy credit Sara Orme
Credit: Sara Orme

Posted on 09 November 2020

Project leader Jason Mika wins Massey teaching award

Ka mau te wehi, congratulations to Jason Mika for being awarded the 2020 Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award.

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Posted on 31 October 2020

Media coverage in October 2020

Huge electricity generation farm could be viable in Cook Strait - if costs come down StuffArticle about the research published by the Energy from tidal currents project.

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Girl boogie-boarding on a wave - Flipped

Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce the projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Posted on 08 June 2020

EBM: a remedy for Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans

To celebrate World Ocean’s Day, this short animation explains what ecosystem-based management (EBM) is, and why Aotearoa New Zealand’s coasts and oceans need it.

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Posted on 13 May 2020

Innovation Fund is open for blue economy initiatives

We invite NZ-based researchers, industry, stakeholders and Māori to submit expressions of Interest (EoIs) for research projects that will contribute directly to building a ‘blue economy’ in Aotearoa.

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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 02 March 2020

Words matter when it comes to social licence

The term ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) implies that communities have the power to grant or withhold approval for marine businesses, but new research suggests otherwise.

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Posted on 29 February 2020

Media coverage in February 2020

Fish of the Day (Ep 10)TV ThreeJeroen Jongejans of Dive Tutukaka, the ecotourism representative on our Stakeholder Panel, was interviewed about the contribution of healthy marine ecosystem to the local economy…

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Posted on 28 February 2020

Blue economy: core research topics

Following a productive co-development workshop this month with central and regional government, marine industry, Māori and iwi representatives, and research organisations, we have identified 4 topics for our blue economy core…

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Posted on 05 December 2019

Blue Economy theme: co-development and funding update

If you're interested in being involved in co-developing our core research projects and/or want notifications about our Innovation Fund then email [email protected] co.

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Posted on 30 November 2019

Media coverage in November 2019

Seaweed brewersthisNZlife. co. nzFeatures our video about AgriSea as a blue economy exemplar Taking the leadKia ora magazine (no link available)Interview with Sir Rob Fenwick (p84)

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