Resources and information

Research book

With around 150 researchers from 26 organisations, working on 30 projects there is a lot going on. Our Research Book gives a plain English summary of each project.


Conference 2017

Presentations from the inaugural 2-day conference are available to download.


Research and business plan

This plan provides a comprehensive description of the development, delivery and science and society aims of the Challenge. 


Review process

Research proposals submitted to the Challenge for any type of funding or grant go through a rigorous review process. 


Innovation Fund projects

The Innovation Fund aims to introduce new innovative products, approaches, capability, research and researchers to the Challenge. These proposals were funded in the first call in 2016.


Key papers

Research papers and documents that support ecosystem-based management and the Challenge.

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).