News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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Credit: Nate Watson

Posted on 06 December 2022

Haere mai to our new Communications Manager, Magnolia Lowe

We are pleased to welcome Magnolia Lowe to the Challenge Leadership Team as our new Communications Manager.

Credit: Rakituma, Desna Whaanga-Schollum (DWS), 2022

Posted on 30 November 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: John Reid

“As much as we can be Kaitiaki, different species can be kaitiaki, or the ocean itself can be kaitiaki. It's this interconnected relationship.

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Posted on 30 November 2022

Media coverage in November 2022

ANZ Bank moves into pāua climate risk researchBusiness Desk – A team of researchers are working with the Head of Sustainable Finance at ANZ, Dean Spicer, to improve knowledge of climate-related…

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Posted on 18 November 2022

We're hiring! Communications advisor

We’re looking for an all-rounder who will thrive in a varied communications role.

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Credit: Dive! Tutukaka

Posted on 15 November 2022

Sustainable Seas at Waitī Waitā 2022

We’re proud to be sponsors of Waitī Waitā – The NZMSS & NZFSS Joint Conference, 21 – 24 November 2022.

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Posted on 31 October 2022

Media coverage in October 2022

Seaweed could be NZ's next big industry, advocates say RNZ – Journalist Samantha Gee attended the Seaweed Summit and spoke to researchers and industry attending the event.

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Posted on 14 October 2022

Media statement: Report reveals continuing pressure on our marine environment

The Our marine environment report 2022, released this week by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, says while there are efforts underway to protect and restore the marine…

Aquaculture farm in Abel Tasman
Credit: Tyler Lastovich

Posted on 13 October 2022

Seafood Magazine: Better assessing risk

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - October 2022Risk and uncertainty are critical factors in business planning and resource consent decisions, but properly taking them into account is often…

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Posted on 12 October 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Chris Cornelisen

Chris Cornelisen is Chief Science Capability Officer at Cawthron Institute, part of the leadership team of Sustainable Seas, and theme leader for EBM in action.

Aquaculture pens in Banks Peninsula Canterbury
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Posted on 11 October 2022

Aquaculture technology for a blue economy

Early last week one of our sister challenges Science for Technological Innovation held a forum on Tech Innovation for our Blue Economy, providing a perfect segway for those heading to…

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Posted on 07 October 2022

Aotearoa's seaweed sector is ready to boom

A roadmap, launched today, shows how Aotearoa New Zealand could grow its rimurimu/seaweed sector in a way for the country to gain economically, environmentally, socially and culturally.

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Posted on 05 October 2022

Media coverage in September 2022

Kina removed in Marlborough Sounds to help rejuvenate reefs RNZ – Nick Shears discusses the removal of kina in the Marlborough Sounds to help with rejuvenating seaweed and kelp on reefs…