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 developing processes to measure the values New Zealanders have for the marine environment.
We are exploring the development of ecosystem-based management (EBM) that is founded on, and informed by mātauranga and tikanga Māori.
We are investigating how human activities and environmental change can affect marine ecosystems.
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.
We are working with Māori to capture their needs and aspirations for marine management, and to unlock the potential of mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), resources and people.
Our aim is to improve decision-making in the marine environment and the health of our marine ecosystems through an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach.
These projects either enhance use of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints or increase diversification in marine economies