Long-term Insights Briefing

Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the Department of Conservation - Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) are working together to develop a long-term plan to use information and emerging technology to help biodiversity thrive.

Exploring new ideas to help biodiversity thrive

We have partnered with the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) to develop a Long-term Insights Briefing that explores the topic: 'How can we help biodiversity thrive through the innovative use of information and emerging technologies?'

The topic was confirmed after public consultation in November 2021.

A second round of public consultation in November 2022 – January 2023 provided valuable feedback on the contents of the draft briefing, with it subsequently adjusted and strengthened to reflect the submissions received.

Read more about the consultation, including summaries of submissions

In developing the briefing, 3 areas of transformation stood out as having particular promise for biodiversity conservation:

  • satellite imagery and remote sensing, for improved environmental monitoring and surveillance
  • AI and data-driven technologies, for collecting and analysing vast quantities of data
  • genetic technologies, for new types of environmental monitoring and management.

These areas are detailed in the briefing, with a look at their current state, future opportunities, benefits and limitations. 

Read the final briefing

If you have any questions regarding the Long-term Insights Briefing, please contact ltib@linz.govt.nz 


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