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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Participatory tools

Posted on 09 December 2019

Tracking the transport of ocean trash

A web-based interactive tool tracks how floating plastic waste moves around New Zealand's coastline.

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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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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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Posted on 31 October 2019

Media coverage in October 2019

BreakfastTVNZ (no link available)Director Julie Hall was interviewed about the report Our Marine Environment 2019 A call to arms on New Zealanders’ abuse of the oceanThe SpinoffThis article about the MfE report Our Marine Environment 2019 included…

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Posted on 24 October 2019

Online resource connects and empowers kaitiaki

A new report from the Tāhuhu Matatau Te Ao Tangaroa project summarises the guiding principles, core values and process they’ve used to develop an online digital resource centre for kaitiaki – stewards or guardians…

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Credit: Sustainable Seas 2020

Posted on 22 October 2019

Where's our research happening?

We’ve developed an interactive map that shows the locations and key information of all our research projects.

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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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Posted on 13 October 2019

New ways of defining seafloor resilience

A recent publication from the Tipping Points project identifies the factors that characterise how resilient a seafloor ecosystem is to change caused by stressors or disturbances.

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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 27 September 2019

Symposium shows good science key to successful open ocean aquaculture

Collaboration, science and innovation combined with New Zealand aquaculture’s pioneering spirit will lead the way for open ocean aquaculture development around New Zealand, the Cawthron Institute says, after hosting the…

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Posted on 24 September 2019

Identifying 'blue economy' opportunities

Blue economy businesses are growing in New Zealand, but what opportunities are on the horizon? A blue economy is made up of marine activities that generate economic value and contribute positively…

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Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use

Posted on 17 September 2019

Maritime Museum Talk: Forecasting contamination

Watch recordings of our second NZ Maritime Museum breakfast talk on 19 August 2019.

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