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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Ocean Bay strolling
Credit: Nicky Croft

Posted on 17 November 2020

EBM workshop for Marlborough teachers

Sustainable Seas researchers are supporting teachers to pass on ecosystem-based management (EBM) knowledge to the next generation.

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Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 November 2020

Ocean robots show rivers flow further out to sea than expected

Aotearoa New Zealand's rivers don't just end at the coast, they travel much further than previously thought into our oceans, via eddies.

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Leonardo Durante diving
Credit: Leonardo Durante

Posted on 12 November 2020

Interview with: Leonardo Durante

Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, University of Otago PhD student Leonardo Durante recently submitted his thesis, funded through the Ecosystem connectivity project.

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Marie Davis

Posted on 10 November 2020

Haere mai to Marie Davis, our new Challenge Manager

We are delighted to welcome Marie Davis to the Sustainable Seas Challenge Leadership Team as the new Challenge Manager.  Marie is an expert in project management.

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Whai Rawa Whai Mana Whai Oranga  Creating a world leading indigenous blue economy credit Sara Orme
Credit: Sara Orme

Posted on 09 November 2020

Project leader Jason Mika wins Massey teaching award

Ka mau te wehi, congratulations to Jason Mika for being awarded the 2020 Richard Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award.

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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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Tuhonohono  tikanga Maori me te Ture Pakeha ki Takutai Moana

Posted on 29 October 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s complex marine laws

We’ve produced a poster of key pieces of legislation in our marine realm, and where they apply.

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Girl boogie-boarding on a wave - Flipped

Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce the projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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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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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 21 September 2020

Job vacancy: Challenge Manager

If you’ve got amazing project management skills and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation, then we’ve got a job…

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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Sediment cloud experiment set up
Credit: NIWA 2018

Posted on 11 September 2020

Benthic animals ride out innovative lab experiment 

Dog cockles and sponges are widely distributed around our coasts, where they are important in structuring communities and ecosystems.

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