Past events

Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use
19 Aug

Maritime Museum Breakfast Talk: Safer aquaculture and beaches

Our coasts are at the ‘end of the pipe’ for discharge from local rivers and streams, so seawater quality is sometimes compromised by bacteria from land-based activities. This can affect the revenue…

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Kelp Urchin Dunedin credit NIWA 2018
Credit: NIWA 2018
03 Jul

Q&A at NZMSS Conference

Interested in our planned research for Phase II (2019–2024)? Find out more at this ‘town hall’ style short session with Julie Hall (Director) and Judi Hewitt (Theme Leader - Addressing risk and…

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Campbell Alb and Chick Credit Dave Thompson NIWA
27 Jun

NEW DATE Webinar: New methods for tracking NZ seabirds

New Zealand waters support the greatest diversity of seabirds on Earth, including rare and endangered species, such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. It is critical that we know the number…

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Auckland: The city of sails
Credit: Ben Noll NIWA 2018
17 Jun

Maritime Museum Breakfast Talk: Blue Economy

What is a ‘blue economy’, and how can Aotearoa get one? Join researchers Nick Lewis and Jason Mika to discuss how can we best develop our marine economy, while protecting the taonga…

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA
06 Jun

Webinar: Using drones to monitor marine ecosystems

Dr Leigh Tait from NIWA will describe his research on monitoring kelp and seaweed biodiversity of coastal marine ecosystems with drones.
Drones have great potential for monitoring habitats that are difficult…

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11 Apr

Webinar: Valuing and managing marine and coastal ecosystem services

In this webinar, guest speaker Professor Robert Costanza from Australian National University will discuss how ecosystem services science (ESS) can support the management of marine and coastal ecosystems.  
Ecosystems are connected…

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kaikoura DSC1702 credit dave allen NIWA
10 Apr

Towards a stronger Kaikōura: a community event

Since the 2016 quake, researchers have been working with the local community and businesses to understand its impacts. Join us in Kaikōura to discuss what we’re learning about the environment,…

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04 Apr

Webinar: New Zealand law and the principles of ecosystem-based management

In this webinar Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researchers will summarise the legal framework that applies to the management of Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine environment.
They will explain the extent to…

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Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA
27 Mar

Webinar: Using environmental DNA to measure marine biodiversity

In this webinar Dr Michael Knapp (University of Otago) will present new research on environmental DNA metabarcoding surveys. The webinar is open to everyone but will be of particular interest…

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05 Mar

Napier Aquarium - Ocean Detectives - tracking plastics

Do you live in Napier?  Visit the National Aquarium Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7.15pm    Sustainable Seas in partnership with the National Aquarium and the Royal Society of New Zealand…

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