To build relationships and connections between the organisations and identify opportunities to work together.
To develop a shared understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities for the Southland region.
To provide an overview of current (and past) research being undertaken in the region, as well as plans for new research.
To discuss research priorities and opportunities for future projects.
Carolyn Burns Zoology - lakes
Cynthia Lawrence Botany - microbiology
Damien Mather Marketing - decision making
Gerry Closs Zoology - fish
Kath Dickinson Botany - alpine ecosystems
Rhonda Rosengren Pharmacy - chemical toxins
Alan Mark Botany - grasslands
Candace Martin Geology - environmental geochemistry
Mara Wolkenhauer Research & Enterprise Office
Peter Wigwam Information Science - spatial modelling
Sally Carson NZ Marine Studies Centre - Director
Fish and Game
Te Ao Marama
Dean Whaanga and Eva Hendriks
Dean (Day 2 only), Eva (Day 1 only)
Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau & Waiau Working Party
Graham Sevicke-Jones Director of Science and Information
Karen Wilson Senior Science Coordinator
Kevyn Roberts Environmental Scientist - Estuaries and Lakes
Nick Ward Freshwater and Marine Science Leader
Tim Ellis Soils and Water Team Leader
Nathan Cruickshank Senior Land Sustainability Officer
Roger Hodson Environmental Scientist - Surface Water Quality
David Collins Environmental Data Team Leader
Rachael Millar Science Manager
Richard Bowman Biosecurity Manager
Fiona Young Land and Water Services Manager (Day 2 only)
Lawrence Kees Environmental Scientist - Water Resources (Day 1 only)
Pat Hoffmann Environmental Education Officer