Welcome to our new project leaders

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

New faces on the stakeholder panel

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Sharleen Gargiulo and Oliver Wade who have recently joined the Sustainable Seas stakeholder panel.

Have your say on our website

We are reviewing the Sustainable Seas website and would love your feedback.

Haere rā to programme leaders

With the first phase of Sustainable Seas research coming to a close it is time to say farewell and thank you to Carolyn Lundquist (Our Seas), James Whetu (Vision Mātauranga) and Janet Stephenson (Enabling EBM) who are stepping back from their programme leader roles.

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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Region:Auckland

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).

Interview with Jeroen Jongejans, Dive! Tutukaka

Jeroen Jongejans represents the Aotearoa New Zealand marine tourism industry on the Sustainable Seas Stakeholder panel. We asked him his thoughts on the Challenge’s progress to date.

Survey seeks views on Māori marine enterprises

We want to hear from people who work with, or for, marine-based Māori enterprises, particularly those involved in commercial, customary or recreational fishing.