News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Kid with fish credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 12 June 2017

Request for proposals: Tangaroa research project

This call for proposals in Tangaroa is for one project that combines two previously described projects outlined in the Research and Business plan.

What could EBM look like in Tasman and Golden Bays

Posted on 29 May 2017

Video: Why Tasman and Golden Bays?

Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.

Stressor footprints and dynamics

Posted on 24 May 2017

Tracking Tasman Bay

Over the next 2 weeks, 14 drifters will monitor how water circulates in Tasman Bay, providing insights into issues such as where river sediment and nutrient plumes end up.

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Posted on 19 May 2017

Video: Working together

This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).

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Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 15 May 2017

6 new Innovation Fund projects

We are delighted to announce that 6 projects have been funded in the second round of our Innovation Fund.

EBM in action
Credit: Ben Noll NIWA 2018

Posted on 15 May 2017

Call for expressions of interest: Science Programme Leader

An opportunity has arisen to reorganise the Science Leadership Team.

Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 08 May 2017

Sustainable Seas community comes together at inaugural conference

77 researchers came together in Wellington on 2–3 May for our first annual conference.

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Posted on 19 April 2017

New member on the Stakeholder Panel

Welcome to Blake Hornblow, who has joined our Stakeholder Panel as the youth representative. Nelson native Blake has a long standing interest in all things marine.

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Posted on 07 April 2017

What do Kiwis value about our seas?

New Zealanders in Nelson, Golden Bay and Tauranga told us what they appreciate most about our coastal and marine spaces.

Mudflats Credit Lundquist NIWA 2018
Credit: Lundquist NIWA 2018

Posted on 29 March 2017

National estuary experiment gets off the (muddy) ground

Field work has begun for a national study assessing the potential risks and consequences of nutrient and sediment runoff on marine ecosystems.

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Posted on 15 March 2017

Nelson workshop for iwi and stakeholders

On 1 March, we held a workshop in Nelson for regional stakeholders and iwi.

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.