Dynamic Seas

Fisherman onboard a boat overseeing a fishing trawl in the ocean

This programme will use biophysical science to quantify stressor ’footprints’, determine ecological responses of ecosystems to multiple stressors, identify ‘tipping points’ that transform ecosystems into non-desirable states, and provide empirical underpinnings for effective ecosystem based management.

Funded projects

The following projects have been funded under the Dynamic Seas programme. 

Latest news and updates

Video: Why Tasman and Golden Bays?

Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.

Tracking Tasman Bay

Over the next 2 weeks, 14 drifters will monitor how water circulates in Tasman Bay, providing insights into issues such as where river sediment and nutrient plumes end up.

Video: Working together

This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).