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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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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 10 December 2021

Workshop on targets and limits with Ministry for the Environment

On 10 December, we ran a workshop with officials from the Ministry for the Environment's estuaries team on limits and targets.

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Growing marine ecotourism
Credit: Dive Tutukaka

Posted on 30 November 2021

Marine ecotourism is supporting tourism industry to build back better

As the first official day of summer kicks off tomorrow and the nation gears up to explore their own backyard, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more…

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Credit: Nicholas Doherty

Posted on 25 November 2021

Connecting our research to the offshore wind industry

On 25 November, we virtually attended the Offshore Future Energy Forum.

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Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 11 November 2021

Updated map shows research near you

We’ve updated our Where’s our research map? to share our latest projects. The goal of the map is to connect people to research happening in and around their communities.

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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 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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Posted on 27 July 2021

Making law to protect the future of our ocean

This article is republished with permission from University of Canterbury. Read the original article.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 09 June 2021

Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world's oceans

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. 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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Credit: Chris Yang

Posted on 22 May 2021

Mud: when there’s too much in our estuaries

On May 20, 2021, 104 attendees from 9 different councils, 4 different universities, and 2 different countries gathered online to learn about the problem of mud in Aotearoa New Zealand’s…

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Posted on 31 March 2021

Media coverage in March 2021

School kids to go on virtual field trip to learn about seaweedRNZ Midday Report – Julie Hall was interviewed about the LEARNZ trip, and potential of seaweed as a new…

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