Seaweek resources

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana

We’ve compiled some links and resources relevant to Seaweek to help you make the most of it, but also great for all year round!

Seaweek logo.

A picture of two people collecting litter along the Hatea River in Whangarei.

Litter and pollution

Coastal litter monitoring in Northland
Get involved to help map and reduce litter in our waterways: www.nrc.govt.nz/coastallitter

Litter Intelligence 
A long-term programme that collects litter data, provides powerful insights about the problem, and inspires widespread action for solutions. Led by New Zealand charity Sustainable Coastlines, the programme works in close collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment, Department of Conservation and Statistics New Zealand: www.litterintelligence.org

Te Tai Tokerau Debris Monitoring Project (TTTDMP)
Northland Regional Council and NorthTec have created an easy way to report and display litter along Northland’s waterways using the Marine Debris Tracker app. Follow TTTDMP on Facebook or visit the TTTDMP website

Family walking in the estuary.

Marine, inter-tidal and estuaries

Marine pest resources
Useful links to marine pest and native species information

Ministry for the Environment - Our marine environment
Latest report on the state of the marine environment:
www.mfe.govt.nz/marine

Ministry for Primary Industries
New Zealand marine pest and disease, information and identification:
www.biosecurity.govt.nz/dmsdocument/10478/direct

Fisheries New Zealand
Information on recreational fishing rules within the Auckland area, which includes Northland:
www.fisheries.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/fishing-rules/auckland-kermadec-fishing-rules/ 

Marine Meter Squared
Marine Meter Squared Teaching and resources:
www.mm2.net.nz/resources

Department of Conservation
Education resource on protecting our marine world:
www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-education/resources/marine-world

Experiencing Marine Reserves
Guidance on planning a field trip to Whangarei Harbour Marine Reserve:
www.emr.org.nz/index.php/education/information-for-educators

Young Ocean Explorers
Young Ocean Explorers website with videos and quizzes on marine conservation and a teacher’s guide to the resource:
www.youngoceanexplorers.com

Otago University
Marine Studies Centre resources:
www.otago.ac.nz/marine-studies/resources/download/index.html

Nation Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
NIWA produce detailed identification guides, fact sheets, posters and E-guides related to the coastal marine area:
NIWA resources

Department of Conservation
Our estuaries hub – information on estuaries and estuarine restoration: www.doc.govt.nz/estuaries

Sand dunes.

Sand dunes and beaches

Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Bay of Plenty Life’s a beach education resource including lesson plans and videos:
www.boprc.govt.nz/living-in-the-bay/education/teacher-resources/lifes-a-beach-beach-environment

Northland Regional Council
NRC CoastCare information on sand dunes and groups:
www.nrc.govt.nz/CoastCare

Department of Conservation
Our own gold coast – teaching resource on the importance of sand dunes: www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-education/resources/our-own-gold-coast

Coastal Restoration Trust
Global sand mining and depletion: www.coastalrestorationtrust.org.nz/site/assets/files/1189/unep_geas_march_2014.pdf

Coastal Restoration Handbook is a series of factsheets on dunes and dune restoration:
www.coastalrestorationtrust.org.nz/resources/coastal-restoration-handbook

Coastal Reference Database allows for easy searching of published and unpublished reports and articles on coastal topics:
www.coastalrestorationtrust.org.nz/resources/coastal-reference-database

Find a Beach.co.nz
Beach safety information from Surf Lifesaving New Zealand:
www.findabeach.co.nz/besafe

Dotterel.

Flora and fauna

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Identification guides and factsheets on various marine invertebrates and flora: www.niwa.co.nz/coasts-and-oceans/marine-identification-guides-and-fact-sheets

World Register of Marine Species
An authoritative classification and catalogue of marine names:
www.marinespecies.org

New Zealand Mollusca
Collection, study and photos of New Zealand mollusca:
www.mollusca.co.nz

Department of Conservation
Information on the endangered New Zealand dotterel/tūturiwhatu:
www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/nz-dotterel-tuturiwhatu

New Zealand Geographic
Article on the godwits 12000 km non-stop journey from Alaska to New Zealand:
www.nzgeo.com/stories/return-of-the-godwit

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Native plant information and identification:
www.nzpcn.org.nz

NZ Birds Online
Native bird information and identification:
nzbirdsonline.org.nz

Northland Regional Council
Pest Control Hub, you one-stop-shop for Northland biosecurity advice:
www.nrc.govt.nz/pestcontrolhub

Storm waves crashing over jetty.

Coastal hazards and climate change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate - Summary for Policymakers:
www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home

NIWA
providing science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change:
www.niwa.co.nz/climate-change

Ministry for the Environment
Preparing for coastal change factsheet series:
www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/climate-change/preparing-coastal-change-fact-sheet-series

The Deep South National Science Challenge
Information on the National Science Challenge - Deep South, climate change adaptation: www.deepsouthchallenge.co.nz

 

CoastCare Northland

Find out more about CoastCare Northland and get involved

Seagull on CoastCare sign.