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Posted on 14 September 2021

Seaweed biodiversity study underway on Marlborough Sounds marine farms

Early one morning in August, before the latest lockdown, a couple of seaweed scientists visited marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to collect seaweed samples.

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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 31 October 2020

Media coverage in October 2020

Huge electricity generation farm could be viable in Cook Strait - if costs come down StuffArticle about the research published by the Energy from tidal currents project.

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Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce the projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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Posted on 13 May 2020

Innovation Fund is open for blue economy initiatives

We invite NZ-based researchers, industry, stakeholders and Māori to submit expressions of Interest (EoIs) for research projects that will contribute directly to building a ‘blue economy’ in Aotearoa.

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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 02 March 2020

Words matter when it comes to social licence

The term ‘social licence to operate’ (SLO) implies that communities have the power to grant or withhold approval for marine businesses, but new research suggests otherwise.

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Posted on 28 February 2020

Blue economy: core research topics

Following a productive co-development workshop this month with central and regional government, marine industry, Māori and iwi representatives, and research organisations, we have identified 4 topics for our blue economy core…

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Credit: Sara Orme

Posted on 20 May 2019

Survey seeks views on Māori marine enterprises

We want to hear from people who work with, or for, marine-based Māori enterprises, particularly those involved in commercial, customary or recreational fishing.

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Credit: Josie McClutchie

Posted on 30 October 2018

Growing a blue economy on the East Coast

In September, Hikurangi Enterprises hosted a two-day wānanga in Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

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