Envirolink Update - 3 July 2018
New reports and tools are available on this website (under Reports).
Advice Grant Funding
A new round of advice grant funding kicked off on 1 July 2018. Eligible councils are encouraged to work with research providers to submit proposals starting in July.
Contracts are currently being prepared between research providers and MBIE for the following tool projects.
- eDNA for detecting fish species
- Coastal water quality satellite
- Bubble tool for measuring stream flow in weedy streams
A new round of tool proposals kicks off after 1 July with a Tool Committee meeting scheduled for around mid October. Councils are encouraged to begin the consultation process early and to submit proposals before October.
Regional Council Revised RS&T Strategy
The Regional Council RS&T Strategy has been revised and is now available in final form on this website. The strategy takes both a top-down and a bottom-up approach as it contains input from 9 Special Interest Group strategies. It has been invaluable in providing direction to the MBIE contestable funding round that closed mid March. It has also been used to provide input to the DoC/MfE Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap, to Biosecurity 2025, and to other MPI initiatives.
A SIG Science Strategy workshop was held in Wellington on the 20-21 July 2017. Material from the workshop is posted on this website under the "Research Strategy" tab.
Another SIG workshop is being planned for 2018.
Last updated 3 July 2018.