The feedback generated by the report, Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean, has been very encouraging thus far. It has made clear both that there are many issues facing New Zealand’s oceans management and that there are many interested parties. Following the May launch in Auckland, the press also took notice – see the Herald article published shortly after the event.
To further the work of Project One Ocean, the Institute has proposed the idea of the ‘Pacific and Southern Oceans Institute’, envisioning it as an independent institution charged with collating ocean research and developing public policy in a considered manner.
On 16 June the Institute will play host to a round-table discussion, where ideas for the establishment, direction and personnel of the Pacific and Southern Oceans Institute will be put forward. This will be led by CEO Wendy McGuinness, with 6–8 scientists and policy experts in attendance, along with representatives of the Antarctic Youth Council.
The output of this event will be a discussion paper, which will illustrate a clearer picture of the form the proposed Oceans Institute will take and the role it will play in the future of New Zealand oceans management. We hope to release the resulting discussion paper in late July.
If you would like to learn more about this event or the discussion paper, please contact Guy at firstname.lastname@example.org.