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Close up shot of boat in Bay of Islands taken from Urupukapuka Island Paihia New Zealand. Credit Koon Chakhatrakan
Credit: Koon Chakhatrakan

Posted on 24 May 2021

Media statement: Budget 2021

"Sustainable Seas welcomes the Budget 2021 allocation to establish a robust national environmental monitoring and reporting framework.

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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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Testing participatory processes for marine management credit Paula Blackett
Credit: Paula Blackett

Posted on 14 February 2020

Guide to catalyse participation in decision-making

The Ingredients Tool is a practical resource for marine managers, and others, to support broad participation in marine decision-making. It can be adapted to suit local circumstances and priorities.

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Enabling inter agency collaboration on cumulative effects credit dave allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 10 December 2019

'Toolkit' for managing cumulative effects

The latest Resource Management Journal is a special issue about our collaborative research into how management of cumulative effects (CE) can be improved.

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Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 25 February 2019

Monitoring for tipping points in the marine environment

Councils are welcoming new research from Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge that recommends monitoring regimes for detecting tipping points in Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine environment.

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Estimating historic effects from sedimentation and fishing

Posted on 16 March 2018

Sun, sea, sand – and marine science

During Seaweek, more than 4,600 school pupils joined 6 Sustainable Seas researchers for 3 days of marine science fieldwork in Tasman Bay, as part of the LEARNZ virtual field trip Sustainable…

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Kelp Urchin Dunedin credit NIWA 2018
Credit: NIWA 2018

Posted on 06 March 2018

Free school resources about ecosystem connectivity and tipping points

The Science Learning Hub has produced some excellent teaching resources based on our Ecosystem Connectivity and Tipping Points projects.

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