Maritime Museum talk: Aotearoa's blue economy
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