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.
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.
We’re pretty proud of Betty – the ocean glider we share with NIWA. She’s an amazing piece of marine technology that gives us detailed information about the oceans that we couldn’t get any other way.
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.
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.
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).
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.