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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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Credit: Tim Marshall

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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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 09 June 2021

Why Indigenous knowledge should be an essential part of how we govern the world's oceans

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Credit: Aaron Birch

Posted on 09 June 2021

Marine indigenous knowledge crucial for solving global challenges

World Oceans Day (8 June 2021) has seen Aotearoa New Zealand’s government acknowledge that protecting our seas can safeguard us from climate, food and biodiversity challenges.

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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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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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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 19 March 2021

Joint Governance Group & Kāhui Māori wānanga held this week

On Wednesday 17 March, our Governance Group and Kāhui Māori met kanohi ki te kanohi (in person) at a wānanga held at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

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Posted on 04 March 2021

NZ school kids learning why seaweed helps our economy and nature

Kiwi school kids are about to learn how scientists know seaweed is an amazing marine resource set to help local communities — and the ocean — recover from COVID-19 lockdowns…

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Posted on 28 February 2021

Media coverage in January & February 2021

Glider observations in New Zealand’s shelf seas Marine Tech Talk (podcast) – Marketing Director at Teledyne Marine Melissa Rossi interviewed Khushboo Jhugroo and Joe O'Callaghan about their ocean glider research (Episode 28,…

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Posted on 21 December 2020

We're hiring! Communications Advisor - Māori

We are looking for an experienced, strategic and hands-on communications practitioner to join our small, but active, Communications Team, to share our research with Māori partners and stakeholders.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 18 December 2020

10 things you need to know about the ocean this summer

The world’s oceans are in trouble and humans are responsible. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the state of our marine environment is declining.

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Ngā Tohu o Te Ao: Maramataka and marine management

Posted on 01 December 2020

Maramataka wānanga: making connections

The Ngā Tohu o te Ao project team hosted their first kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) wānanga in Tauranga, which brought together the research collective of: Pakirikiri Wananga (Tokomaru Bay, Ngati…

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