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Patrick Barrett and Priya Kurian gave a presentation about the restoration of the Ōngātoro/Maketu estuary at the NZ Coastal Society conference.
Paula Blackett and Erena le Heron presented a preliminary review of marine participatory process initiatives that have been used for decision-making in New Zealand, at the NZ Coastal Society conference.
The NZ Coastal Society Conference’s Sustainability Award promotes sustainable coastal leadership and action in New Zealand, with the greenstone mere representing the winner’s mana and kaitiakitanga.
A new aquaculture project from the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge to develop technologies for sustainable, more productive, marine farming aligns well with our mission. It is led by Dr Chris Cornelisen, who also leads our Managed Seas research theme.
We are co-funding the latest collaborative Art + Science project run by the Dunedin School of Art and University of Otago. 2018’s theme is Art + Oceans. Artists will work with scientists from the University of Otago to develop artworks relating to ocean science interpreted in a broad context.
School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge and Science Learning Hub.
Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand's future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential. We have therefore been working with our Board and Stakeholder Panel members to identify Treaty partners, organisations and individuals to co-develop our strategy for 2019–2024.
Jonathan Chan, from Auckland Grammar School, has won the Eureka Award Gold Scholarship sponsored by NIWA for the most innovative and creative science, technology and/or engineering solution that addresses issues at the core of the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.
In August, we held a follow up workshop in Nelson for regional stakeholders and iwi. Their input was extremely valuable for our researchers developing ecosystem models and tools, which will be used for scenario testing.