Oceans Mesh, Light Nelson Festival

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Oceans Mesh will mix live data and graphic visualisations that incorporate Sustainable Seas research into narratives about the seas, their inhabitants and interpretations. The aim is to prompt public conversations around the sorts of changes required to bring an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach to our interactions with the sea and oceans – and to encourage public interaction with, and feedback about, the work.

Webinar: Atlantis ecosystem model // Submarine canyons as ‘underground rivers’

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Join us for our inaugural webinar. This 1 hour seminar will explore two topics: detailed ecosystem modelling from sunlight to market, and how submarine canyons act as ‘underground rivers’ to connect land and deep-sea ecosystems.

Dynamic Seas

Using biophysical science to investigate how ecosystems work, are connected and how they respond to change; and providing an evidence-base for effective ecosystem based management (EBM)

Consultation opens re 2019–2024 strategy

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 therefore invite comment on our draft strategy for Phase II (2019–2024). This strategy has been co-developed with Māori and stakeholders.

Sun, sea, sand – and marine science

During Seaweek, more than 4,600 school pupils joined 6 Sustainable Seas researchers for 3 days of marine science fieldwork in Tasman Bay, as part of the LEARNZ virtual field trip Sustainable seas – essential for New Zealand’s health and wealth.

Tipping Points on Radio NZ

Tune in to tonight’s episode of Our Changing World (after the 9pm news) for an excellent in-depth piece that gets into the detail of what the Tipping Points project is investigating, and why.

Free school resources about ecosystem connectivity and tipping points

The Science Learning Hub has produced some excellent teaching resources based on our Ecosystem Connectivity and Tipping Points projects.

Seaweek 2018: 'virtual' fieldtrip to Tasman Bay

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We have teamed up with LEARNZ on a field trip: Sustainable seas – essential for New Zealand's health and wealth. Participating schools will (virtually) join our scientists on boats and the shoreline to explore 3 great topics:

Blog: Lana Young from RV Polaris II (week 2)

Lana, a student at the University of Otago, reports on life at sea and the fieldwork being done for our Ecosystem Connectivity project. This is her first research voyage.