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.

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.

Interview: Glenn Farrington, Sanford

Glenn Farrington is an aquaculture scientist with Sanford, New Zealand’s biggest seafood company. He manages the company’s research and development programmes and liaises with external research providers as well as evaluating scientific evidence for farm resource consents and management.

Symposium shows good science key to successful open ocean aquaculture

Collaboration, science and innovation combined with New Zealand aquaculture’s pioneering spirit will lead the way for open ocean aquaculture development around New Zealand, the Cawthron Institute says, after hosting the first-ever Open Oceans Aquaculture Symposium.

Webinar: Predicting ocean contamination and detecting algal blooms

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In this webinar, Cawthron researcher Ben Knight will describe a new model for forecasting bacterial contamination in Tasman and Golden Bays, and Lincoln Mackenzie will describe innovative methods for detecting harmful algal blooms (HABs).

Online resource connects and empowers kaitiaki

A new report from the Tāhuhu Matatau Te Ao Tangaroa project summarises the guiding principles, core values and process they’ve used to develop an online digital resource centre for kaitiaki – stewards or guardians – of Aotearoa's marine environments.

Case study focuses on improving Hawke’s Bay

A collaboration with the Hawke’s Bay Marine and Coastal Group (HBMaC) will map environmental stressors, their interactions, and provide guidance for reducing their impacts. Marine stressors include contaminants or sediment from the land,  climate change, habitat loss and fisheries activities.

Identifying 'blue economy' opportunities

Blue economy businesses are growing in New Zealand, but what opportunities are on the horizon?