We have 6 research programmes and 40 research projects.

Our Seas

Our research aims to identify new ways for people to get involved in making decisions about the management and future of Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine estate. 


We are exploring the development of ecosystem-based management (EBM) that is founded on, and informed by mātauranga and tikanga Māori.

Managed Seas

We are developing and trialling tools that will support ecosystem-based management (EBM) by helping decision-makers and interested groups understand how management decisions will affect marine environments.