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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The Tipping points team proposes harnessing expert opinions from scientists and mātuaranga Māori holders to bridge key knowledge gaps so marine managers can plan for different outcomes and prevent tipping points.
We're looking for a dynamic researcher who is keen to help turn research into action. You'll be able to transcend disciplines, and capable of weaving together multiple strands of knowledge generated from across the Sustainable Seas Challenge into user-focused outputs that enable marine managers to implement ecosystem-based management.
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