Maritime Museum talk: Aotearoa's blue economy

View from the NZ Maritime Museum

35 people joined researchers Nick Lewis and Jason Mika bright and early at the NZ Maritime Museum for our inaugural breakfast talk to explore what a ‘blue' economy is, and how Aotearoa can best develop one while protecting the taonga of our marine environment.

There was a broad range of attendees including coastal planning engineers, regional council employees, researchers, a retired diplomat, and members of the public.

These free events are open to all.

The next event is Monday 19 August, when Ben Knight (Cawthron) will discuss a forecasting tool that provides a real-time ‘weather map’ prediction of bacteria in the sea. This has been developed by national experts from Cawthron Institute, NIWA & MetOcean Solutions Ltd, under the Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use project.

Registration is free, but bookings are required.

Recordings of the talks

Transitioning to a blue economy Nick Lewis, University of Auckland
How enterprising New Zealanders are using the seas in new and exciting ways, and how our industries are responding, to help create a new blue economy for Aotearoa

The Māori marine economy, Jason Mika, Massey University
How Māori are leading the way in creating Aotearoa's blue economy

Q&A with Nick and Jason