Key priorities for the future of marine science in NZ
The NZ marine science community came together recently to collaboratively identify the top ten priority research questions for the future of marine science in New Zealand across nine themes:
- fisheries and aquaculture,
- climate change,
- marine reserves and protected areas,
- ecosystems and biodiversity,
- policy and decision-making,
- marine guardianship (kaitiakitanga),
- coastal and ocean processes, and
- other anthropogenic factors.
These priority questions can be used to develop new areas of research, complement existing marine science activities, and encourage new opportunities for collaboration. In doing so, these questions can be used to bridge significant knowledge gaps and provide important new insights that will support the country’s progress towards effective marine conservation and management to deliver greater environmental, social, economic, and cultural benefits for the future of NZ seas and society.
You can access the paper and policy brief here:
2. Policy Brief
Posted: 18 June 2019 in the News category