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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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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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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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Posted on 30 November 2020

How ‘forests’ can help marine spatial planning

New guidance for marine managers explains how Gradient Forest models – a new ‘classification tree’ technique that predicts species composition in marine environments – can help predict biodiversity hotspots in marine areas where there is little to no available data.…

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Posted on 27 November 2020

Our researchers nominated for Kudos Awards 2020

Congratulations to our researchers who were nominated for the Kudos Awards this year!  Dr Joanne Ellis (co-leader for Communicating risk and uncertainty) Associate Professor Kura Paul-Burke (co-leader for Awhi Mai Awhi Atu…

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Posted on 30 September 2020

Media coverage in September 2020

Morning news, episode 52 (this recording is no longer available)Māori TV/Te Ao Tapatahi A Skype interview with Dr Kura Paul-Burke, story starts at 41m45s.

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Posted on 10 December 2019

'Toolkit' for managing cumulative effects

The latest Resource Management Journal is a special issue about our collaborative research into how management of cumulative effects (CE) can be improved.

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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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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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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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Posted on 29 July 2019

Beyond The Unseen: Engaging communities with science

Early findings from The Unseen research project show that participants take home clear science messages through working on art.

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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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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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