Around 77 researchers came together in Wellington for our inaugural conference. They were joined for a special session, opened by Hon Paul Goldsmith, by 76 Māori and Stakeholders who have engaged with Sustainable Seas.
Updates from the Challenge’s 30 research projects, which involve scientists, economists, social scientists, policy experts, lawyers and mātauranga Māori, were given over two days. A main aim of the conference was to provide an opportunity for researchers to meet one another and have conversations about integrating their research.
Minister of Science and Innovation Hon Paul Goldsmith opened the special session for Māori and Stakeholders. As well as discussing the benefits of EBM and the ‘considerable potential’ our coastal and marine environments for helping to sustain jobs and opportunities for many New Zealanders, he thanked researchers, Māori and Stakeholders for their involvement.
The conference was the first opportunity for many of those directly involved to come together and get a feel for the big picture of Sustainable Seas.
The conference presentations are available to download (below). They are listed in the order they were given.
Day 1: Tuesday 2 May
Day 2: Wednesday 3 May
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