Annual Conference 5-7 November 2018

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2018 Sustainable Seas Annual Conference

The Sustainable Seas Annual Conference was held in early November 2018.

More than 220 Sustainable Seas researchers, stakeholders and Māori research partners attended the second annual conference held in Wellington in early November.

During the three-day conference researchers provided updates on the Challenge’s 40 research projects. These projects involve scientists, economists, social scientists, policy experts, lawyers and Māori.

In pre-recorded opening remarks, Sustainable Seas Board Chair Sir Rob Fenwick noted that the Challenge is about to enter its second phase – a stage he expects will result in “solid progress and constructive outcomes”.    

Rob says it’s the Challenge’s job to provide the evidence and research that policy-makers need to frame new EBM-friendly policies into the management of marine resources.

A Research Book summarising progress made by the Challenge’s projects up to October 2018 has been published to coincide with the conference opening.

The conference talks are available on the Sustainable Seas YouTube Channel and you can download speaker's presentations below. They are listed in the order they were given.

Monday 5 November 

Enabling ecosystem-based management

Towards a sustainable blue economy for Aotearoa

Developing EBM decision-making tools

Tuesday 6 November

Understanding degradation and recovery (part 1) 

Understanding degradation and recovery (part 2) 

Addressing risk and uncertainty

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Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:30