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Posted on 31 October 2019

Media coverage in October 2019

Breakfast TVNZ (no link available) Director Julie Hall was interviewed about the report Our Marine Environment 2019 A call to arms on New Zealanders’ abuse of the ocean The Spinoff This article about the MfE report Our Marine Environment 2019 included…

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.

Our Seas

Posted on 29 July 2019

Beyond The Unseen: Engaging communities with science

Early findings from The Unseen research project show that participants take home clear science messages through working on art.

Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 May 2019

Better connections would benefit biophysical research

Biophysical scientists could “better connect their fields of endeavour” to maximise scientific advances say researchers Assoc Professor Craig Stevens and Dr David Plew from the Stressor footprints and dynamics project.

Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 16 May 2019

Ocean research in Aotearoa: prospects and predictions

To best manage a marine ecosystem we need to know how it works – and one of the foundation stones is understanding the mechanics of water, nutrient, sediment and pollutant…

Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA

Posted on 25 February 2019

Developing novel tools for monitoring estuary health

Monitoring organisms in estuaries can give a picture of the ecosystem’s health and its response to human impacts and disturbance.

Tipping points in ecosystem structure function and services

Posted on 22 February 2019

Fellowship supports international study on coastal biodiversity and ecosystem resilience

Sustainable Seas researcher Dr Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher (University of Auckland) has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the role of biodiversity in maintaining coastal ecosystem health and resilience…

Managed Seas Credit Sarah Searson NIWA

Posted on 24 October 2018

Improving how we predict marine fish distributions

To improve management of marine ecosystems and help conservation, decision-makers need to understand how marine life is distributed over large ocean areas.

Sunrise Kaikoura Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 20 February 2017

RV Polaris II: photo diary, part 2

Alex Connolly, MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on the RV Polaris II.

Kaikoura rocky coat Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 15 February 2017

RV Polaris II: photo diary, part 1

Alex Connolly, an MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on board RV Polaris II.

Ecosystem connectivity  tracking biochemical fluxes to inform ecosystem based management

Posted on 09 February 2017

Investigating food webs from Kaikoura to Golden Bay

In January the University of Otago’s research vessel Polaris II embarked from Dunedin on its latest marine science voyage.