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Consultation Opens for Sustainable Seas Challenge 2019–2024

Consultation opens for Sustainable Seas Challenge 2019–2024 strategy

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand’s future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential. We have therefore been working with our Board and Stakeholder Panel members to identify Treaty partners, organisations and individuals to co-develop our strategy for 2019–2024.

This is being done through facilitated workshops (happening throughout October) and further consultation (early 2018) with Māori, industry sectors, central government, regional councils, environmental NGOs, and community groups.

The workshops’ focus is to consider the big picture, and identify critical factors and gaps that need to be addressed for ecosystem-based management (EBM) to be successfully developed and implemented.

Topics being discussed at the workshops include:

• Marine EBM in New Zealand – what does success look like for society and Sustainable Seas?

• What are the key areas of research and/or development needed to underpin our vision?

• What are the key issues for moving EBM forward for New Zealand’s marine management?

• Which issues can Sustainable Seas address, and which need to be addressed by others?

We will use the outputs of the sector workshops, combined with input from our Stakeholder Panel and Kāhui, to draft our strategy. Interested parties will have the opportunity to give further input into this draft in early 2018.

If you would like to receive a copy of the draft strategy, please register your interest by emailingsustainableseasNC@niwa.co.nz


ENDS


About the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

The vision of Sustainable Seas is for Aotearoa to have healthy marine ecosystems that provide value for every New Zealander. It brings together scientists, social scientists, economists, and experts in mātauranga Māori and policy. It is funded by MBIE and hosted by NIWA.

About the National Science Challenges

Sustainable Seas is one of 11 National Science Challenges. These align and focus New Zealand’s research on large and complex issues, bringing together scientists and experts from different organisations and across disciplines to achieve a common goal.


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