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 New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is vast, and good information will help sustainable management and development of our blue economy.

The New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is vast, and good information will help sustainable management and development of our blue economy.

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.

Moana Project team