See the latest Envirolink updates from Bill Dyck, the Regional Council Coordinator.

Envirolink Update - 11 May 2018 

New reports and tools are available on this website (under Reports).

Advice Grant Funding

All funds are now fully allocated. All reports are due by 30 June and will be posted on the website.

Tool Round

The following tool project proposals were accepted by MBIE and sent for external review. The reviews have now been completed and it is anticipated that MBIE will develop contracts in the near future, for projects to begin 1 July 2018.

  1.  eDNA for detecting fish species
  2. Coastal water quality satellite
  3. Bubble tool for measuring stream flow in weedy streams 

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 11 May 2018.