A prosperous blue economy

Investing in science as a solution.

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The oceans are one of our biggest assets as we look for solutions to the challenges we face as a society. In addition to holding intrinsic ecological value, they provide humanity with so many invaluable resources we need to survive, including food, carbon sequestration and capture, and ecosystem services that support almost every aspect of our lives.

‘Blue economy’ principles promote the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and the preservation of ocean health. Cawthron Institute is dedicated to supporting the growth of the blue economy in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad, to the benefit of the environment and people.  

Open oceans of opportunity

Overcoming the challenges of high-energy ocean conditions to produce sustainable and nutritious food offshore.

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Deep diving into ocean data

Harnessing the power of ocean data to inform blue economy industry development.

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Back up at the border

Utilising nature-inspired solutions to prevent biofouling on vessels and underwater structures and protect marine and coastal ecosystems.

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Breeding for resilience

Understanding how climate-related stressors affect shellfish populations to support effective shellfish stock management in a warming world.

Invest in science as a solution

If you are interested in talking to us about how your investment could support a prosperous blue economy, please get in touch with our team.