These projects either enhance use of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints or increase diversification in marine economies
The fund introduces new approaches, capability, research and researchers to Sustainable Seas. It supports projects up to a value of $150k a year for 2 years.
The projects either ‘enhance utilisation of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints’ and complement research already funded by Sustainable Seas, or ‘increase diversification in marine economies’, ie add value to the marine economy.
- Testing participatory processes for marine management
- Enabling inter-agency collaboration on cumulative effects
- Ocean acidification mitigation strategies for the mussel industry
- Re-use of offshore infrastructure and platforms: assessing value to communities, industry and environment
- Forecasting contamination risk for shellfish harvest and beach use
- Huataukīna tō iwi e: Developing marine bioactives from kina
- Early detection of harmful algal blooms
- Energy from tidal currents—Kick-starting a new marine industry with huge potential
- New blue economy in Kaikōura: a participatory process approach
- Submarine canyons: connecting coastal and deep-sea ecosystems
- Sediment tolerance and mortality thresholds of benthic habitats
- Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA
- Estimating historic effects from sedimentation and fishing
- Defining rocky reef tipping points associated with the Kaikōura earthquake
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We are delighted to welcome our new Chair, Tania Te Rangingangana Simpson, who brings a wealth of knowledge that is directly relevant to our research into bringing together tikanga and mātauranga Māori with western science and New Zealand law.
Te tai ra, Te tai ra
Te tai ra e pari ana ki hea
E pari ana ki te kauheke tangata
Ka rongo te ao
Kua rongo te po
E te rangatira
Kua riro atu koe ki te kapunipunitanga o te tangata. Ko te reo o te taiao tera e rangona atu i te mūnga o tōu na reo.
Ka waiho ma maumahara koe e mahara ki ou mahi rangatira i te wa o te ora. No reira, Haere atu ra, haere atu ra, okioki mai.
Following a productive co-development workshop this month with central and regional government, marine industry, Māori and iwi representatives, and research organisations, we have identified 4 topics for our blue economy core research projects.