Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

Sustainable Seas - Ko ngā moana whakauka

This National Science Challenge aims to enhance the use of New Zealand’s vast marine resources while ensuring that our marine environment is understood, cared for and used wisely for the benefit of all, now and in the future.

This ongoing research brings together around 250 scientists, social scientists, economists, and experts in mātauranga Māori and policy from about 40 organisations across the country. They are developing knowledge, tools and resources for ecosystem-based management (EBM) in Aotearoa. EBM is a holistic and inclusive way to manage marine environments and the competing uses for, demands on, and ways New Zealanders value them.

Research areas include:

  • Tangaroa: Māori-centric and Māori led research
  • Degradation and recovery
  • Blue economy: opportunities to create economic value and contribute positively to social, cultural and ecological wellbeing
  • Ecosystem-Based Management: practices and real-world trials of tools and knowledge
  • Innovation fund: in partnership with enterprise and business

Use the link provided above to filter and browse through projects, tools and resources on this user-friendly and engaging website.

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Defining rocky reef tipping points associated with the Kaikōura earthquake

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