2019–2024 projects (Phase II)
We have $39.8 million for research during 2019–2024. All research projects have been/are being co-developed, and fall under 6 themes.
Māori-centric and Māori-led research, exploring the development of ecosystem-based management (EBM) that is founded on, and informed by mātauranga and tikanga Māori.
- Awhi Mai Awhi Atu: Enacting kaitiakitanga-based EBM
Kura Paul-Burke, University of Waikato
- Huatuakina o hapu e! New ways of doing from old ways of knowing
Ngarangi Walker, ESR & Ian Ruru, Maumahara Consultancy Services
- Ngā Tohu o te Ao: Maramataka and marine management
Caine Taiapa, Maanaki Te Awanui
- He Kāinga Taurikura ō Tangitū: Treasured coastal environment
Kelly May, NIWA
Investigating how cumulative effects from multiple activities can be effectively managed to support ecological function.
- Ecological responses to cumulative effects
Simon Thrush, University of Auckland & Kura Paul-Burke, University of Waikato
- Tools for managing cumulative effects
Carolyn Lundquist, NIWA/University of Auckland & Dana Briscoe, NIWA
Investigating opportunities for Aotearoa to foster marine activities that generate economic value and contribute positively to social, cultural and ecological wellbeing.
- Transitioning to a blue economy
Nigel Bradly, Envirostrat
- Other projects in co-development
Investigating how to improve decision-making by considering: how risk and uncertainty are perceived; and methods for managing cumulative effects.
- Perceptions of risk and uncertainty
Paula Blackett, NIWA & Shaun Awatere, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
- Communicating risk and uncertainty
Joanne Ellis, University of Waikato & Fabrice Stephenson, NIWA
- Risks to businesses from uncertainty
Not due to begin until 2021
Investigating how practice, policy, regulation and legislation can be tailored to support EBM for Aotearoa.
- Treaty relationships and EBM
Dan Hikuroa, University of Auckland
- Policy and legislation for EBM
Steve Urlich, Lincoln University & Elizabeth Macpherson, University of Canterbury
- Enabling kaitiakitanga and EBM
Lara Taylor, Maanaki Whenua Landcare Research & Meg Parsons, University of Auckland
Working with Māori and stakeholders to undertake real world trials of the EBM knowledge and tools we are generating.
- Hawke's Bay regional study
Carolyn Lundquist, NIWA
- Marlborough regional study
- EBFM (ecosystem-based fisheries management) study
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If you're interested in being involved in co-developing our core research projects and/or want notifications about our Innovation Fund then email sustainableseasNC@niwa.co.nz