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Enabling EBM low res Marlborough Sounds

Posted on 16 May 2019

New appointments to Challenge Leadership Team

The Sustainable Seas Governance Group has appointed two new research Theme Leaders to the Challenge Leadership Team.

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Sunrise Kaikoura Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 16 May 2019

Deputy Director Māori appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Faulkner as Manahautū (Deputy Director Māori) for the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.

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Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 May 2019

Better connections would benefit biophysical research

Biophysical scientists could “better connect their fields of endeavour” to maximise scientific advances say researchers Assoc Professor Craig Stevens and Dr David Plew from the Stressor footprints and dynamics project.

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Ecosystem based management within Aotearoa New Zealands existing legislative framework
Credit: NZ Story/Chris Williams

Posted on 16 May 2019

Does NZ legislation enable EBM?

Marine law and policies will need  to be updated to fully embrace ecosystem-based management (EBM) principles say researchers from the EBM within Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal framework project.

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Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 May 2019

Ocean research in Aotearoa: prospects and predictions

To best manage a marine ecosystem we need to know how it works – and one of the foundation stones is understanding the mechanics of water, nutrient, sediment and pollutant…

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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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Enabling EBM low res Marlborough Sounds

Posted on 08 April 2019

Webinar: New Zealand law and the principles of ecosystem-based management

In this webinar Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researchers summarise the legal framework that applies to the management of Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine environment.

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Participatory tools

Posted on 20 March 2019

Seaweek focus on tracking plastic pollution

During Seaweek, Cawthron Institute researcher Heni Unwin travelled the country to share her research with Dr Ross Vennell on tracking plastic pollution in our marine environment.

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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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Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA

Posted on 25 February 2019

Developing novel tools for monitoring estuary health

Monitoring organisms in estuaries can give a picture of the ecosystem’s health and its response to human impacts and disturbance.

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Tuhonohono  tikanga Maori me te Ture Pakeha ki Takutai Moana

Posted on 22 February 2019

Empowering Māori to improve ecosystem management in Aotearoa

Sustainable Seas researchers have outlined ways to enable and empower Māori to lead the sustainable management of resources in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Valuable Seas

Posted on 06 December 2018

Developing ecosystem-based management principles for NZ

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge leadership team have proposed seven major principles for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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