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
Latest news and updates
The Minister of Research, Science and Innovation has today announced the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge will receive $39.8 million for the second five-year phase of the Challenge. Funding will start on 1 July 2019.
In September, Hikurangi Enterprises hosted a two-day wānanga in Tairāwhiti Gisborne. The wānanga brought together whānau, community and scientists to talk about the opportunities to grow the East Coast blue economy and how kaitiaki can partner with researchers.
Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.