National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
NIWA is New Zealand’s main provider of fisheries research to the Ministry of Fisheries, other government departments, fisheries stakeholder groups and groups associated with non-commercial fisheries. Its research includes scientific studies and stock assessments underpinning fisheries management.
Cawthron’s purpose is to add value to New Zealand’s environment business and community . It provides high quality research, advice and analytical services to support the development of New Zealand’s seafood industry and sustainable management of the coastal and freshwater environment.
University of Auckland
As the leading research university in New Zealand, The University of Auckland is committed to the quality and excellence of all its degree courses, including its graduate and doctoral programmes. Masters and doctoral degrees are offered in the traditional disciplines, as well as a broad range of emerging cross-disciplinary subject areas. The University of Auckland has world-class academic staff, extensive library resources, excellent research facilities and state-of-the-art information technology.
Trophia provides high quality research and advice for the sustainable management of marine resources. Trophia's services span all aspects of marine resource management from data collection to policy formulation.
Trophia has an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to marine resource management. Through field research, information necessary to monitor and assess a resource is collected. This data is stored in purpose built databases that allow for rapid reporting back to resource stakeholders.
Data analyses and resource modelling are then used to estimate the status and dynamics of the resource. These estimates can be used to forecast the status of the stock and assess alternative management strategies.
Dragonfly specialise in the application of quantitative methods to ecological problems. Their current work is principally marine, with projects on estimating the bycatch of protected species in fisheries, modelling rocky reef ecosystems, and mapping the diversity of marine invertebrates in the New Zealand region. They make extensive use of statistical analyses. In addition to environmental research, they also enjoy applying these methods to other problem domains.