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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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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 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 05 December 2019

Blue Economy theme: co-development and funding update

If you're interested in being involved in co-developing our core research projects and/or want notifications about our Innovation Fund then email [email protected] co.

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Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 27 September 2019

Interview: Glenn Farrington, Sanford

Glenn Farrington is an aquaculture scientist with Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company.

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Posted on 24 September 2019

Identifying 'blue economy' opportunities

Blue economy businesses are growing in New Zealand, but what opportunities are on the horizon? A blue economy is made up of marine activities that generate economic value and contribute positively…

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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 31 August 2019

Media coverage in August 2019

Open ocean farming: Push for shellfish, finfish aquaculture out at seaRNZ Art helps children grasp science behind changing seasNelson Mail/Stuff Bursting the science bubbleNelson Leader

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

Posted on 20 June 2019

Maritime Museum talk: Aotearoa's blue economy

35 people joined researchers Nick Lewis and Jason Mika bright and early at the NZ Maritime Museum for our inaugural breakfast talk to explore what a ‘blue' economy is, and how Aotearoa can…

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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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Posted on 17 April 2019

Towards a stronger Kaikōura: a community event

Kaikōura community members gathered on 10 April to hear from National Science Challenge researchers who have been working in the area since the 2016 quake.

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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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