During Phase 1 (2014–2019) we had 6 research programmes and 40 research projects. Phase II (2019–2024) projects have recently begun, or are in co-development.

Our Seas

We are identifying ways for people to get involved in making decisions about the management and future of Aotearoa’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.