Coastal and Marine
Led by Associate Director Mark Orams with support from Simon Milne, this externally funded project has been awarded to NZTRI as part of a research consortium with Visitor Solutions and Geographic Business Systems. The Department of Conservation is building tools to help determine the most cost-effective way to conserve a full range of New Zealand’s ecosystems and its nationally-threatened species, as well as support planning and management decisions. To support this work the Department is developing an integrated marine information system that provides legal, physical, ecological, social, economic and cultural information in a common geographic information system (GIS) framework.
NZTRI Associate Director Mark Orams wrote a column in the Sunday Star Times on 4 Dec 2011. Please read it below.
Exploring marine tourism as a supplemental livelihood to artisanal fisheries in small island developing states
26 August, 2011 14:00
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Professor Mark Orams was interviewed by the New Zealand Herald to get his opinion in the debate whether the emperor penguin who recently ended up on the Kapiti Coast should be taken down to Antarctica, released off the coast of New Zealand to find its own way home, or kept in captivity. Professor Orams cautioned against being "seduced by the romantic notion of returning it to the wild" without careful consideration of the penguin's health.
Mark Orams has just returned from a successful coaching stint with the NZL Sailing Team in Europe. The athlete he was coaching won the gold medal at the event - a career best result for her.