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Navigating choppy waters - understanding perceptions of risk and uncertainty in marine management

Webinar presentation by Paula Blackett (NIWA), Shaun Awatere (Manaaki Whenua), and Joanne Ellis (University of Waikato), November 2023

The Risk and uncertainty projects expose ‘invisible forces’ that shape people’s different perceptions of risk and uncertainty. The projects also offer guidance to help navigate the hidden differences between people and their interests that can lead to conflict in decision-making processes. 

Understanding a Te Ao Māori perspective on kaitiakitanga, connections between people and the environment, and empowering mana moana is also vital for long-term marine decision-making.

With better knowledge about perceptions of risk and uncertainty, including Te Ao Māori, decision-makers are better placed to choose what tools, approaches, practices, and methods might be useful. 

In this webinar, find out about tools to help explore your own perceptions of risk and uncertainty and discover what risk assessment methods best factor in risk and uncertainty, deal with multiple stressors and scales, and account for different worldviews.