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.
- Participatory processes for marine ecosystem restoration
- Navigating the implementation impasse - enabling interagency collaboration on cumulative effects
- A feasibility study of coastal acidification mitigation strategies for the mussel industry
- Re-use of offshore infrastructure and platforms: assessing value to communities, industry and environment
- Near real-time forecasting using operational oceanographic forecasting of contamination risk to reduce commercial shellfish harvest and beach closures
- Huataukīna Tō Iwi E: Developing bioactives from Tairāwhiti kīna to combat diabetes, heart disease, inflammation
- Innovative technologies for the early detection of harmful algal bloom (HAB) threats
- Energy from tidal currents
- Making a new blue economy in Kaikoura: a participatory process approach
- Submarine canyons: how important are they for connecting coastal and deep-sea ecosystems?
- Sediment tolerance and mortality thresholds of offshore benthos
- Quantifying marine biodiversity using environmental DNA
- Estimating historic effects from sedimentation and fishing, Nelson Bays
- Overnight tipping points from a cataclysmic event: impacts, recovery and constraints on rocky reef ecosystems
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Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand's future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential.
We therefore invite comment on our draft strategy for Phase II (2019–2024). This strategy has been co-developed with Māori and stakeholders.
Lara Taylor and Tania Te Whenua gave this presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference. This research is part of the 'Ecosystem-based management (EBM) within NZ's existing legislative framework' project, which is developing a better understanding of the opportunities and constraints offered by current legislation and decision-making processes.
Caine Taiapa gave a presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference about enacting Māori values in the marine environment.