March 2015: A Special Interest Group workshop was held on the 4th and 5th of March at the Royal Society in Wellington. The purpose of this workshop was to prepare for the future together by bringing together the various SIG research strategies and re-examining them collectively.

A Special Interest Group workshop was held on the 4th and 5th March at the Royal Society in Wellington.

The purpose was to prepare for the future together by bringing together the various SIG research strategies and re-examining them collectively; and to seek to identify opportunities for actions in the research space that will provide the greatest mutual benefit and a basis for engagement with the wider research sector.share the various SIG research strategies that have been developed (or are under development) and agree to an updated list of combined priorities - a precursor to developing a revised Regional Council RS&T Strategy.

Workshop Report

SIG Research Strategy Workshop 5th March 2015

Presentations: (note - in most cases these are draft research priorities and are being finalised)

1. Workshop introductory slides

2. What's happening in NZ Science? - Prue Williams, MBIE

3. National Air Quality Working Group research priorities

4. Natural Hazards research priorities

5. LAEMG research priorities

6. Biosecurity and biodiversity research priorities

7. LMG and LMF research priorities

8. Contaminated land and waste research priorities

9. Groundwater integrated management research priorities

10. Surface water integrated management research priorities

11. Coastal group research priorities

12. Policy Managers research strategy

13. Policy Managers key message for research priorities