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Future Marine Resource Use

2012: An Emerging Issues paper on the topic of ‘Future marine resource use’ has been released by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The paper draws together scientific expertise on key issues relating to marine minerals, energy, biodiversity and other resources.

Download the paper here

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GNS Science’s December 2011 report on New Zealand’s marine resources covers many of the issues in more detail than the Emerging Issues paper. It provides fuller coverage of our stocks of marine minerals, oil & gas, and gas hydrates, along with a discussion of the factors affecting their use, the data needed to manage those resources, and considers how to maximise economic and social benefits whilst minimising environmental impacts

New Zealand is the first nation to catalogue our biodiversity, with the third of three volumes of our biodiversity inventory to be published on May the 17th