Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 18 July 2019

Welcome to our new project leaders

We are pleased to announce the following Phase II research project leaders. Their first hui was held in Wellington on 23-24 July, where the team connected, and explored ways they might integrate and co-develop their projects.


Development of the best team for each project is now underway. Note that there will be further opportunities to get involved with our research as projects in the Blue Economy theme are still being developed, and there are some projects that will not start until 2021, so these project leaders and teams will not be identified for some time. Other projects will also be developed through the Innovation and Opportunities Fund.

Tangaroa

  • Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Enacting a kaitiakitanga-based approach to EBM
    Kura Paul-Burke, NIWA & Richard Bulmer, NIWA
  • Huatuakina o hapu e!
    Ngarangi Walker, ESR & Ian Ruru
  • Ngā Tohu o te Ao: Utilising maramataka as a framework for marine management
    Caine Taiapa, Maanaki Te Awanui
  • Te Tāhuhu Matatau o Tangaroa, mai Tauranga Moana ki te Ao: Empowering the kaitiaki of Tangaroa from Tauranga Moana to Aotearoa and beyond
    Caine Taiapa, Maanaki Te Awanui & Regan Fairlie, Maanaki Te Awanui
  • He Kāinga Taurikura ō Tangitū: Treasured Coastal Environment
    Kelly May, NIWA

Understanding degradation and recovery in social-ecological systems

  • Understanding ecological responses to cumulative effects
    Simon Thrush, University of Auckland & Kura Paul-Burke, NIWA
  • Tools for incorporating ecological responses to cumulative effects into management action
    Carolyn Lundquist, NIWA/University of Auckland & Dana Briscoe, NIWA

Creating value from a blue economy

  • Transitioning to a blue economy in New Zealand
    Nigel Bradly, Envirostrat

Addressing risk and uncertainty

  • Perceptions of risk and uncertainty
    Paula Blackett, NIWA & Shaun Awatere, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research
  • Communicating risk and uncertainty to aid decision-making
    Joanne Ellis, University of Waikato & Fabrice Stephenson, NIWA
  • Risks to businesses from investment and environmental uncertainty
    TBC

Enhancing ecosystem-based management (EBM) practices

  • Treaty relationships and EBM
    Dan Hikuroa, University of Auckland
  • Options for policy and legislative change to enable EBM across scales
    Steve Urlich, Lincoln University & Elizabeth Macpherson, University of Canterbury
  • Enabling kaitiakitanga and EBM
    Lara Taylor, Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research
     

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Credit: Kura Paul Burke
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EBM within Aotearoa New Zealand’s existing legislative framework
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We investigated how well EBM aligns with Aotearoa New Zealand’s legislation, policy and governance relating to the marine environment.

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Credit: Ōhiwa Harbour, Sustainable Seas
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This project brings together mātauranga Māori and western science to develop new knowledge about cumulative effects

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Exploring how EBM can be incorporated with kaitiakitanga practices within coastal and marine environments.

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Credit: Waipiro Bay © Shellie Evans
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We aimed to identify and/or improve our understanding of institutional, social and cultural factors that need to be incorporated into EBM fo…

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Ngā Tohu o te Ao: Maramataka and marine management
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We are investigating maramataka (Māori moon calendars) as a framework to develop cultural coastal indicators to inform marine monitoring pra…

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Perceptions of risk and uncertainty
Credit: Jill Scott NIWA 2018
Perceptions of risk and uncertainty
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We are investigating people's perceptions of risk and uncertainty in the marine environment and how these different experiences can improve …

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Policy and legislation for EBM
Credit: Hamish McCormick
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We are developing a research base for policy makers, iwi and stakeholders to navigate the legislative, policy and practice constraints surro…

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Te Tāhuhu Matatau: Empowering kaitiaki of Tangaroa
Credit: Regan Fairlie, Manaaki Te Awanui, 2018
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Co-developing tools and resources to empower kaitiaki decision-making in the domain of Tangaroa.

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Transitioning to a blue economy
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We have identified which marine activities have the potential to help New Zealand transition to a blue economy – ie they are sustainable, re…

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