As part of the MBIE-funded ‘Transforming Coastal Monitoring’ research programme, the Detect team went on another mission of eDNA outreach to the Otawhiwhi Marae in Tauranga Moana to showcase some of the eDNA tools developed in the Biosecurity Toolbox programme.
Researchers, partners and end-users from Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad came together this week at Patuharakeke Iwi’s Takahiwai Marae for a two day wānanga to celebrate research achievements and future directions for the MBIE-funded Marine Biosecurity Toolbox research programme. In its fourth of five years, the collaborative research programme aims to develop science-based tools and technologies that empower governments, tangata whenua, industry and the public to effectively mitigate biosecurity risks.
The meeting was attended by 38 programme partners and supporting end-user delegates from Scion Research, Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust, Cawthron, Deakin University, University of Otago, Macquarie University, Durham University, Northland Regional Council, Auckland Council, Marlborough District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Biosecurity New Zealand and Department of Conservation.
The research highlights of our third programme year are collated in the SUMMARY DOCUMENT HERE. Please check it out if you want to learn more about our science and feel free to get in touch with the research teams.