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Sustainable Seas in the news

Nelson Mail, Art project helps children tackle effect of climate change on oceans (April 2018)
About The Unseen, our art-science-community project, which is helping children and their whanau explore the way marine ecosystems are managed in the face of environmental and climate change.

RadioNZ/Our Changing World, Tipping Points and the health of estuaries (March 2018)
An in-depth piece that gets into the detail of what the Tipping points project is investigating, and why.

Starters & Strategies, Seaweek 2018 teaching units and links (March 2018)
Our LEARNZ virtual fieldtrip and Science Learning Hub resources were highlighted in a feature helping teachers to plan education activities during Seaweek in March 2018.

Stuff, Seaworthy scientists outrun ex-Cyclone Gita (February 2018)
Article about the variety of research conducted as part of the Ecosystem connectivity project research voyage.

Marlborough Express, Ships seek refuge from ex-cyclone Gita (February 2018)
This story about ships affects by Cyclone Gita led with the fact that the Polaris II’s research voyage was cut short due to the weather.

NZ Herald, 50 questions about the environment: Our oceans (January 2018)
Simon Thrush (university of Auckland), leader of the Tipping Points project, was interviewed about key issues facing ocean and coastal ecosystems, including threats and pressures like ocean acidification, tipping points, and considerations for marine management.

Lizard News (Bay of Plenty), Local estuary part of national study (October 2017)
Article about the Tipping points project, and its fieldwork.

Gisborne Herald, Probing kina's hidden secret (August 2017)
About an innovation fund project led by Cawthron Institute and Hikurangi Takiwā Trust.

Seafood NZ magazine, Science Challenge sets big goals (p44) (August 2017)
Feature about Sustainable Seas research, what it means for fishing and aquaculture, the diverse stakeholders involved, and what the Challenge is trying to achieve.

The Conversation, When artists get involved in research, science benefits (August 2017)
Article by Sustainable Seas researchers.

Radio NZ/Jesse Mulligan 1–4pm, Paua, mussels and kina at risk (July 2017)
Interview with Cliff Law (NIWA) about effects of ocean acidification on shellfish.

Radio NZ, Future of our seas (June 2017)
Panel discussion with Sustainable Seas researchers Dan Hikuroa and Simon Thrush (both University of Auckland), with Rochelle Constantine (also UoA) and Nordin Hasan (Future Earth).

Gulf Journal, Remember the National Science Challenges? (May 2017)
Article about Sustainable Seas research projects

Latest news and updates

Award recognises contribution to marine science

University of Waikato scientist Professor Conrad Pilditch is the 2018 winner of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award. The Award recognises his continued and outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand.

Sustainable Seas features on Ocean Bounty S2 EP7

Sir Rob Fenwick,  our Chairman was interviewed about Sustainable Seas on S2 EP7 of Ocean Bounty. You can watch it here on TV 3 on demand.  (6.57 to 11.20).  

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.