New Zealand’s marine environment is a taonga. Our waters are rich in biodiversity and unique ecosystems.

The marine environment supports recreational and economic activities and is of significant spiritual and cultural value to our people.

A sustainable blue economy contributes to economic growth, while preserving the health of marine and coastal ecosystems.

Marine geospatial data helps us understand our marine environment, supporting decision-making to ensure our oceans are protected for future generations.  

Key marine geospatial datasets need to be easy to find and use.

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.

Finding NZ Marine Geospatial Information

There are many places to find NZ marine geospatial information (NZ MGI). The Marine Geospatial Information Working Group is working to increase the findability and accessibility of marine geospatial information.

See MGI stocktake stage

More information

New Zealand’s Blue Economy (PDF 10MB) 

High Value Marine Geospatial Information (PDF 862KB)

Last Updated: 3 December 2020