LEARNZ: Explore marine science and kaitiakitanga

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Once again, school children across the country can virtually travel with LEARNZ to experience marine science fieldwork with Sustainable Seas researchers. This year they will discover what's threatening a taonga species in Ōhiwa Harbour, and how science and mātauranga Māori are being combined by local kaitiaki to understand – and address – the problem.

Job opportunity: Synthesis Scientist

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.

 

Examples of EBM in Aotearoa

A new map shows the locations of initiatives across Aotearoa New Zealand that incorporate three or more of the seven EBM principles we have developed with Māori and stakeholders.

Symposium gives voice to the ocean

In early October Te Paepae o Tangaora Oceans Symposium was held in Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne). The Ocean Speaks meeting was a chance to kōrero about the challenges facing Te Moananui a Kiwa – the Pacific Ocean.

Where's our research happening?

We’ve developed an interactive map that shows the locations and key information of all our research projects. The aim is to help connect people with the research happening in their community.

Webinar: Tracking plastics in our marine environment

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In this webinar, Heni Unwin and Ross Vennell from the Cawthron Institute will showcase an interactive online tool they’ve developed to predict the movement of plastic waste around New Zealand’s coastline.

Media statement: Today's marine environment report from MfE and StatsNZ

Julie Hall, Director: "It is deeply concerning that the state of our marine environment has not improved in the last three years. Resilient coasts and oceans are essential to New Zealanders' health and wealth, so urgent action is needed to address the decline. There is a growing need for ecosystem-based management (EBM) to holistically manage risk and sustain Aotearoa's coasts and oceans. This is even more important given the ongoing impacts of climate change."

Job opportunity: Communications advisor

Do you have science communication skills and at least 2 years experience? Do you care about Aotearoa's oceans and how people use/value our seas? Then we've got a job for you.