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Marine ecotourism webinar WEB

Posted on 14 December 2021

Covid-19, integrity and ‘blue washing’ – marine ecotourism operators share their thoughts and concerns for the future

As the nation gears up to explore their own backyard this summer, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more sustainable ways to host domestic and international visitors.

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Te Au o Te Moana
Credit: Waikawa, Māhia © Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Posted on 05 November 2021

Registration open for Te Au o Te Moana | Conference 2022

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for Te Au o Te Moana – The Voice of the Ocean, our Conference 2022.

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Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 01 November 2021

Six rimurimu/seaweed species could put Aotearoa New Zealand on the map

Rimurimu/seaweed should be a natural contributor to Aotearoa New Zealand’s blue economy because there is a wealth of diversity of species growing along our coastlines.

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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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Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

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Josie Crawshaw fieldwork CROP

Posted on 16 June 2020

Interview with Josie Crawshaw

Dr Josie Crawshaw is an Environmental Scientist at Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with a focus on marine ecology.

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Dynamic Seas
Credit: Rob Suisted

Posted on 17 October 2019

Media statement: Today's marine environment report from MfE and StatsNZ

Julie Hall, Director: "It is deeply concerning that the state of our marine environment has not improved in the last three years.

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Measuring ecosystem services and assessing impacts Credit Leigh Tait NIWA
Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 13 September 2019

Kudos Award for Drew Lohrer

NIWA researcher Drew Lohrer was named among eight winners in the 2019 Kudos Awards in early September. Drew won the Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award.

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Our Seas

Posted on 29 July 2019

Local and international marine governance showcased at conference

Jim Sinner and Marc Tadaki (Cawthron Institute) convened a session at the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference held in Tasmania on 13 July.

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Ecosystem connectivity  tracking biochemical fluxes to inform ecosystem based management

Posted on 12 April 2019

Webinar: Valuing and managing marine and coastal ecosystem services

In this webinar, guest speaker Professor Robert Costanza from Australian National University discusses how ecosystem services science (ESS) can support the management of marine and coastal ecosystems.

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Development of valuation frameworks and principles Marlborough Sounds credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 29 October 2018

Valuation and decision-making in NZ’s marine environment

A study from researchers in the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has found that processes to include people’s values in marine management and decision-making in New Zealand can be damaging for the…

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Mauri Moana Mauri Tangata Mauri Ora

Posted on 29 November 2017

Video: Making room for enacting Māori values in the marine environment

Caine Taiapa gave a presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference about enacting Māori values in the marine environment.

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