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‘Betty’ returns with info about eddies
In May, Betty (our ocean glider), spent 24 days travelling 610km through the Cook Strait’s turbulent waters continuously recording temperature, salinity, oxygen concentration, light, acoustic recordings, and more. This data is important for developing better models.
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We are delighted to announce that 6 projects have been funded in the second round of our Innovation Fund. Topics range from better detecting algal blooms, to tidal energy, to tackling public health issues with ‘bioactives’.
77 researchers came together in Wellington on 2–3 May for our first annual conference. They were joined for a special session, opened by Hon Paul Goldsmith, by 76 of the Māori and Stakeholders who have engaged with Sustainable Seas so far.
With around 150 researchers from 26 organisations working on 30 projects there is a lot going on. Our new Research Book gives a lay-friendly summary of each project.
Welcome to Blake Hornblow, who has joined our Stakeholder Panel as the youth representative.
New Zealanders in Nelson, Golden Bay and Tauranga told us what they appreciate most about our coastal and marine spaces.
Field work has begun for a national study assessing the potential risks and consequences of nutrient and sediment runoff on marine ecosystems.
On 1 March, we held a workshop in Nelson for regional stakeholders and iwi. Their input was extremely valuable as it helps guide us in developing tools to support ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Alex Connolly, MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on the RV Polaris II.
Alex Connolly, an MSc student at University of Otago, shares a photo diary of her first research voyage, on board RV Polaris II.