Sustainable Seas | Ko ngā moana whakauka

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge work is focused on enhancing the use of New Zealand marine resources within environmental and biological constraints.

national science challenges sustainable seas - Photo credit: Dave Allen, NIWA

Launched: 4 September 2014

Funding: Up to $71.1 million over 10 years

Host: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Summary

The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge work is focused on enhancing the use of New Zealand marine resources within environmental and biological constraints.

To achieve this, the Challenge will involve leading experts, including Māori, in researching ecosystem-based management. This will enable researchers to provide decision-makers with up-to-date information about marine ecosystems alongside information about cultural, economic, social and environmental values.

The aim is that the New Zealand marine environment is understood, cared for, and used wisely for the benefit of all, now and in the future.

Challenge objective

To enhance utlilisation of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints.

Title translation

[Ko ngā] moana - ocean(s)

Whakauka - sustainable, preserving, to be long lasting

Listen to the Māori title [MP3, 169 KB]

Collaboration partners

  • Auckland University
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS)
  • Cawthron Institute.