Welcome to our new project leaders

We are pleased to announce the following Phase II research project leaders. 

Haere mai: new leader for Tangaroa

We are delighted to welcome Beth Tupara-Katene as the leader for Tangaroa.  

Maritime Museum Breakfast Talk: Safer aquaculture and beaches

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Our coasts are at the ‘end of the pipe’ for discharge from local rivers and streams, so seawater quality is sometimes compromised by bacteria from land-based activities. This can affect the revenue of shellfish growing areas and close local beaches to public use.

Maritime Museum talk: Aotearoa's blue economy

35 people joined researchers Nick Lewis and Jason Mika bright and early at the NZ Maritime Museum for our inaugural breakfast talk to explore what a ‘blue' economy is, and how Aotearoa can best develop one while protecting the taonga of our marine environment.

Q&A at NZMSS Conference

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Interested in our planned research for Phase II (2019–2024)? Find out more at this ‘town hall’ style short session with Julie Hall (Director) and Judi Hewitt (Theme Leader - Addressing risk and uncertainty).

Phase II research project portfolio

We are pleased to release the Phase II Core Research Project Portfolio for 2019-2024. 

The Unseen: final exhibition

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Join us for the final exhibition of The Unseen sci-art-education project, which will involve a big recycling of the collaborative artwork developed with the Nelson community and workshops for local Auckland schools.

Kāhui Māori welcomes new members

We are pleased to welcome Joe Harawira and Ian Ruru to the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge Kāhui Māori.

Growing a blue economy on the East Coast

In September, Hikurangi Enterprises hosted a two-day wānanga in Tairāwhiti Gisborne. The wānanga brought together whānau, community and scientists to talk about the opportunities to grow the East Coast blue economy and how kaitiaki can partner with researchers.

Strengthening international research links

Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.