On 27 May the Institute held a structured discussion evening to explore the future of ocean management in New Zealand. Over 60 attendees with a broad range of expertise heard our three speakers share their ideas and aspirations for New Zealand’s marine environment. Each speaker gave a 10-minute presentation, which was followed by a wide-ranging general discussion with participants from the audience.

Our final speaker was James Palmer, whose video is featured below. James is Deputy Secretary, Sector Strategy at the Ministry for the Environment. James shared some of the recent initiatives from the Natural Resources Sector relating to ocean management, and provided insight into future directions from a governmental perspective.


To find out more about the Institute’s One Ocean Project and the outcomes of the discussion evening, please take a look at our One Ocean Project page. A more detailed account of the event can be read on our earlier blog post here.