Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand is working in collaboration with the marine geospatial community to improve access and reuse of marine geospatial data and support a sustainable blue economy.
In February 2019, LINZ facilitated the creation of the NZ Marine Geospatial Information Working Group (NZMGI-WG)
LINZ also connects with international marine geospatial initiatives to ensure NZ is abreast of international practise and adopting and contributing to international marine geospatial advancements. Some of the international marine geospatial group’s LINZ connects with include:
- International Hydrographic Organisation - Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure Working Group
- United National Global Geospatial Information Management – Marine Geospatial Information Working Group
- Open Geospatial Consortium – Marine Domain Working Group
Enabling Integrated Marine Management – an innovation project
In 2021 Toitū Te Whenua LINZ partnered with Te Arawhiti, Te Papa Atawhai | Department of Conservation and Ministry for Primary Industries, to successfully secure funding through Department of Internal Affairs Digital Government Partnership Innovation fund, to explore how marine geospatial data can enable integrated marine management.
The Enabling Integrated Marine Management Project has two core components:
- A technology Proof-Of-Concept (POC) – testing the value of a cloud-based Datamesh4 infrastructure in connecting existing data platforms, tools, and systems from various agencies.
Read the findings and recommendations from this POC
- Te ao Māori perspective – working with Iwi/Māori to develop a te ao Māori view on marine data governance. This work will be completed in 2023.