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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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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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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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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Waihi
Credit: Douglas Bagg

Posted on 15 March 2021

Stakeholder survey 2020 - results

In late 2020, we surveyed our co-development partners and stakeholders for feedback on how we could improve our approach and activities to better support our mission ‘to transform Aotearoa New…

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The Unseen and Gabby O'Connor
Credit: Braden Fastier

Posted on 02 March 2021

New giant collaborative artwork reveals our connection to the marine world

Combining art with science is a powerful way of communicating complex concepts in the marine environment, from climate change to ocean acidification to ki uta ki tai (mountains-to-sea connection).

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Mangamaunu, Kaikoura
Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 18 December 2020

10 things you need to know about the ocean this summer

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining.

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infographic background

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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Enhancing EBM practices
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 30 November 2020

Community empowerment in marine spatial planning and EBM

The New Zealand Geographical Society held their biennial conference over 25-27 November at Victoria University of Wellington. The theme was Embracing Diversity: Expanding Geographies.

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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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West Coast, Wellington
Credit: Hamish McCormick

Posted on 04 December 2019

Decision-making in the face of uncertainty

The Tipping points team proposes harnessing expert opinions from scientists and mātauranga Māori holders to bridge key knowledge gaps so marine managers can plan for different outcomes and prevent tipping points.…

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EBM enabling narratives

Posted on 08 November 2019

Examples of EBM in Aotearoa

A new map shows the locations of initiatives across Aotearoa New Zealand that incorporate three or more of the seven EBM principles we have developed with Māori and stakeholders.

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