Aim: Two related projects aimed to address climate change impacts on coastal communities in New Zealand, providing information, capability and tools to enable Māori to envisage economically sustainable adaptation strategies that would enhance and restore Māori cultural relationships to the coast, and develop Transition Action Plans to aid in the implementation of preferred Adaptation Strategies.
Aim: To find robust alternative ecosystem-based management strategies to meet environmental, economic and social objectives for the Australian southern and eastern scalefish and shark fishery.
Aim: 1) to provide credible quantification of benefits, sustainability impacts and opportunities of biofuels, 2) to assess a range of emerging technology options, and 3) to provide reliable knowledge on which industry and government could base their decisions.
Aim: “Medical tourism” in Thailand generates substantial revenue from foreign patients and is promoted by the private health sector with political support from the government. Significant concerns arise, however, about competing demands on health workers and other resources leading to inadequate public health provision for the Thai population. A working group was established to find an appropriate balance between private and public demands on health resources and how the private and public health sectors can collaborate to improve the health of the Thai population.
Submission on appropriate research classifications for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to the joint review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC) conducted by the Australian Research Council (ARC), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ), and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
First meeting of leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations in the Oceania region.
Agreed to form the Network of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Research Organisations – Oceania as the peak body for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in the Oceania region.
Third meeting of global leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations at Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA.
The focus was on documenting lessons discussed at the March 2018 meeting in two peer-reviewed journal articles.
The target audience is new leaders of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations.
Attended by Gabriele Bammer and Iain Gordon from the Oceania region.
Second meeting of global leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations at the School for the Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
The focus was on the potential for a new global community of practice, as well as discussing a strategy to develop programmatic and educational resources for future leaders.
Attended by Gabriele Bammer and Ken Taylor from the Oceania region.