Seeking Deputy Director Māori

We are seeking a Deputy Director Māori for Ko Ngā Moana Whakauka - Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an innovative National Science Challenge.

Call for expressions of interest: Theme Leader

Expressions of Interest are invited to join our exceptional team as a Theme Leader for the Enhancing Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) practices Theme.

Kāhui Māori welcomes new members

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

Developing novel tools for monitoring estuary health

Monitoring organisms in estuaries can give a picture of the ecosystem’s health and its response to human impacts and disturbance. Marine ecologist Dana Clark (Cawthron Insitute/University of Waikato) is investigating whether molecular tools can be used for coastal monitoring and management. 

Monitoring for tipping points in the marine environment

Councils are welcoming new research from Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge that recommends monitoring regimes for detecting tipping points in Aotearoa New Zealand’s marine environment.

Sustainability Award highlights importance of Māori-led research

Sustainable Seas researchers Kelly Ratana (NIWA) and Caine Taiapa (Manaaki Te Awanui) were awarded the New Zealand Coastal Society’s Sustainability Award in November 2018.

Fellowship supports international study on coastal biodiversity and ecosystem resilience

Sustainable Seas researcher Dr Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher (University of Auckland) has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to investigate the role of biodiversity in maintaining coastal ecosystem health and resilience to change.

Napier Aquarium - Ocean Detectives - tracking plastics

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Do you live in Napier?  Visit the National Aquarium Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7.15pm    Sustainable Seas in partnership with the National Aquarium and the Royal Society of New Zealand present “Ocean Detectives”  a talk by Heni Unwin and Ross Vennell.

Webinar: New methods for tracking NZ seabirds

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New Zealand waters support the greatest diversity of seabirds on Earth, including rare and endangered species, such as albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. It is critical that we know the number of birds, where they live and their migration patterns.

NZ Maritime Museum (AKL) - Ocean Detectives - Tracking plastics in our marine environment

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Sustainable Seas researcher Heni Unwin from the Cawthron Institute is speaking at the NZ Maritime Museum about a new plastic tracking tool.  The talk is free but booking is essential via the Maritime Museum website