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Our research in action

These impact case studies show our research is supporting management, influencing policy, and inspiring the next generation. Each was developed at a point in time to showcase our work.

Building a seaweed sector

This impact case study describes a framework for a future seaweed industry to support a blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand (August 2023).

Using research for legislation, policy, and planning for healthy seas

This impact case study describes the influence of Sustainable Seas research on environmental legislation, oceans policy, and local government planning (August 2023).

Reclaiming indigenous knowledge for marine management

This impact case study describes incorporating mātauranga Māori into marine management strategies to improve coastal indicators (August 2022).

Influencing environmental policy

This impact case study describes how research into ecosystem-based management is helping to shape environmental legislation (August 2022).

Strategically launching a rimurimu/seaweed sector 

This impact case study demonstrates the role Sustainable Seas research has played in understanding the current sector in Aotearoa New Zealand, and identifying what could help it grow (August 2022).

Enabling cumulative effects management 

This impact case study demonstrates how our research is having a real-time impact on how our marine environment is managed to reduce the impact of cumulative effects (August 2022).

Putting research into action to manage estuaries

This impact case study describes how estuary guidance created by our research is supporting marine managers, and decision-makers (August 2021). 

Mapping stressors in Hawke's Bay

This impact case study describes how a collaborative project is putting our EBM tools into action to understand and better manage the seabed (August 2021).

Mātauranga Māori material science is restoring mussels

This impact case study describes how a Mātauranga Māori and science collaboration is restoring kūtai/mussel beds and community connections in Ōhiwa Harbour (August 2021). 

Developing the next generation of marine managers and researchers

This impact case study describes how our researchers are sharing EBM knowledge and building lasting relationships with students and teachers – inspiring the next generation (August 2021). 

Prioritising cumulative effects as a critical national issue

This impact case study shows how we have influenced others to take cumulative effects seriously, and recognise it as a critical problem (August 2020)

Robust, cost effective marine monitoring

This impact case study describes how recommendations for designing robust monitoring programmes are being taken up by regional councils (August 2020).

Plastic, pests and industry

This impact case study describes how a public engagement tool has led to biosecurity and commercial benefits (August 2020).