We are weaving together findings from 75 research projects carried out during 2014 – 2023, to ensure the overall result of our mahi is greater than the sum of its parts.

Led by the Synthesis Team

We are working with end-users to co-develop tools and resources that share the knowledge and experience we have generated through nearly a decade of research. 

These resources aim to help improve the health of our seas, through an enhanced blue economy, improved decision-making using an EBM approach, and a Te Ao Māori approach.  

Whakatutuki activities sit under, or link across, 4 strands.  

  1. Enhanced blue economy   
  2. Improved decision-making using an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach
  3. Empowering Mana Moana  
  4. Research process 

The first 3 of these strands are interconnected and contribute directly toward long-term outcomes critical to improving the health of our seas.

They focus on the needs of end-users; supporting policy and decision-makers to improve the health of our seas; assisting the journey towards an enhanced blue economy; and creating pathways to support Māori application of Te Ao Māori approaches to marine management and governance.  

The fourth, Research process, is where the lessons we’ve learned through our unique approach to research are shared to help researchers, Māori partners, stakeholders, and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and around the world.