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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Enabling ecosystem based management Credit Jo Hoyle NIWA 2018
Credit: Jo Hoyle NIWA 2018

Posted on 02 June 2022

Need for EBFM highlighted at Parliament

A need for an ecosystem-based approach to managing fishing was highlighted by Dr Chris Cornelisen at Parliament last month.

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Posted on 01 June 2022

Media coverage in May 2022

Auckland estuaries near ecological 'tipping points', study suggests Stuff – Degradation and recovery theme leader Conrad Pilditch was interviewed about the degradation of Auckland’s estuaries and the work he and his team…

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Credit: Ivan Sanford

Posted on 16 May 2022

Haere mai to our new Māori Engagement Specialist, Darcy Karaka

We are pleased to introduce Darcy Karaka as our new Māori Engagement Specialist.

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Credit: Corey Blackburn / The University of Canterbury

Posted on 10 May 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Elizabeth Macpherson

Associate Professor Elizabeth Macpherson, an environmental law scholar at the University of Canterbury, is looking at the legal frameworks that manage relationships between people and marine environments, and how they…

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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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Credit: David Tip

Posted on 15 April 2022

Our impact on the ‘state of the environment’ report

"Human activities including pollution, overfishing, and impacts from climate change are damaging the mauri of our marine environments and reducing our ability to connect with them.

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Upholding the value of Pāua quota
Credit: Terra Moana

Posted on 11 April 2022

Seafood Magazine: Exploring what pāua fishery investors need to know

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - April 2022Researchers from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge are working with an east coast pāua fishery to identify and assess…

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Posted on 01 April 2022

Media coverage in March 2022

‘We have a full pharmacopoeia of plants’: Q&A with Māori researcher Nicola MacdonaldMongabay – Project Co-leader for Kohunga Kutai, Nicola MacDonald, shares how researchers are using Western science and mātauranga Māori to create…

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Posted on 01 April 2022

Updated Research Book highlights new projects

We’re delighted to announce the publication of the latest Research Book for the Sustainable Seas Challenge.    It includes new projects that have come on board since last April.

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Credit: Tim Marshall

Posted on 20 March 2022

Haere mai to our new Challenge Manager, Caitlyn Shannon

We are pleased to welcome Caitlyn Shannon to the Challenge Leadership Team as our new Challenge Manager.

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Credit: Desna Whaanga-Schollum

Posted on 18 March 2022

Te Au o Te Moana – Voice of the Ocean: Lara Taylor

Ko Te Arawa te Waka. Ko Ohaki te Marae. Ko Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Whaoa te iwi. Ko Lara Taylor ahau.

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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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