Moana project application submitted to Endeavour Fund
On 7 March the Moana Project proposal was submitted to the Endeavour Fund administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The project is a collaboration between leading New Zealand and international marine science research organisations. It involves implementing an ambitious ocean knowledge-infrastructure for New Zealand. This includes:
- Setting up an open-access ocean data archive for New Zealand oceanographic data.
- Establishing and running open-source models to provide detailed historic atmospheric, wave and current data for the entire New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)
- Integrating observational data with current models using novel reanalysis techniques.
- Creating tools and products that bring ocean data to stakeholders, including marine industries and resource managers.
MBIE will make a decision on funding later this year.