News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Frameworks for achieving and maintaining social licence

Posted on 27 September 2019

Interview: Glenn Farrington, Sanford

Glenn Farrington is an aquaculture scientist with Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company.

Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use

Posted on 17 September 2019

Maritime Museum Talk: Forecasting contamination

Watch recordings of our second NZ Maritime Museum breakfast talk on 19 August 2019.

Measuring ecosystem services and assessing impacts Credit Leigh Tait NIWA
Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 13 September 2019

Kudos Award for Drew Lohrer

NIWA researcher Drew Lohrer was named among eight winners in the 2019 Kudos Awards in early September. Drew won the Waikato Regional Council Environmental Science Award.

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Posted on 29 July 2019

Students unite kaitiaki and science for better marine outcomes

Sharing their learnings about the marine ecosystem with iwi in the Marlborough Sounds (Te Tau Ihu o te Waka-a-Māui) has been an enlightening experience for three students.

Ecosystem connectivity  tracking biochemical fluxes to inform ecosystem based management

Posted on 29 July 2019

Understanding food webs to help manage coastal resources

A study of coastal food webs has revealed how ecosystem-based approaches to marine management could improve management of fish stocks and biodiversity in our changing coastal ocean.

Development of valuation frameworks and principles Marlborough Sounds credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 02 April 2019

Marlborough Girls’ College students receive Marine Award

Marlborough Girls’ College students won the Marine Award at the 2019 Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards (CMEA) in late March.

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Posted on 31 December 2018

Media coverage in December 2018

Marlborough students push on with marine protection battle for the SoundsStuff

Mussel beds at Tonga Island Alex Connolly

Posted on 12 December 2018

Assessing marine ecosystems to improve management

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge researchers are hoping that marine health data gathered on a recent field trip to Queen Charlotte Sounds will support more integrated management of the ecosystem.

Dusky dolphins South Island Coast Feb 2018 credit Lana Young

Posted on 24 October 2018

Marlborough students promoting marine protection

In mid-October, Challenge researchers met a pioneering group of students from Marlborough Girls’ College to celebrate their efforts in environmental sustainability and invite them to attend the upcoming Sustainable Seas Annual…

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Posted on 30 June 2018

Media coverage in June 2018

TV3 Ocean Bounty (Link no longer available)S2 Ep7Sir Rob Fenwick our Chairman was interviewed about Sustainable Seas Challenge on Season TV3’s Ocean Bounty which aired Sunday 24 June and is…

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Posted on 28 February 2018

Media coverage in February 2018

'Seaworthy' scientists outrun ex-Cyclone Gita as they flee SoundsStuffProfessor Steve Wing from Otago University and the team working on ecosystem connectivity were in the news during Cyclone Gita Ships seek refuge from ex-cyclone GitaMarlborough…

Dusky dolphins South Island Coast Feb 2018 credit Lana Young

Posted on 26 February 2018

Blog: Lana Young from RV Polaris II (week 2)

Lana, a student at the University of Otago, reports on life at sea and the fieldwork being done for our Ecosystem Connectivity project. This is her first research voyage.