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Aerial headland Credit Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018
Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 04 May 2022

Sustainable Seas resources feature in Southern Institute of Technology course

In November, Bálint Koller, Instructional Designer at the Southern Institute of Technology, asked about our resources relevant to marine management and EBM for their ENV402 Marine and Freshwater Ecology level…

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People interacting with The Unseen at The Engine Room, Wellington
Credit: Charlotte Panton

Posted on 09 March 2022

Patterns bring The Unseen to life

Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths.

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The Unseen
Credit: Charlotte Panton

Posted on 09 March 2022

Collaborative artwork installed at National Aquarium of New Zealand

Following exhibitions in Whakatū/Nelson, Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington and Tauranga, art-science project The Unseen has now made its way to the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Ahuriri/Napier.

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Te Au o Te Moana
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 01 November 2021

Six rimurimu/seaweed species could put Aotearoa New Zealand on the map

Rimurimu/seaweed should be a natural contributor to Aotearoa New Zealand’s blue economy because there is a wealth of diversity of species growing along our coastlines.

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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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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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Marlborough Sounds
Credit: Conrad Pilditch

Posted on 13 May 2021

The ripple effects of research

There is no recipe book for managing cumulative effects in our estuaries and coasts.

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People interacting with The Unseen at The Engine Room, Wellington
Credit: Charlotte Panton

Posted on 07 May 2021

Tauranga schoolkids helping create a giant rope artwork about marine science

From 10–14 May, daily workshops will be held with 450 local students from 7 Tauranga schools looking at the tides, kai moana species and historical land reclamation in the Tauranga…

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 22 April 2021

Nau mai, haere mai to Desna Whaanga-Schollum

We are delighted to welcome Desna to the Communications Team as our Communications Advisor – Māori. Desna has a Master of Science Communication (Otago University 2018), and a B.

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 12 April 2021

2,000+ school kids discovered why rimurimu/seaweed is the next wonder crop

Primary school students across the country took a (virtual) field trip with the Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021. This was our fourth annual trip in partnership with LEARNZ.

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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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