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

Using NZ Marine Geospatial Information

Access to high quality marine geospatial data creates opportunities to use the data in various ways. For example, MGI can help asset managers in ports make justified decisions to ensure safety of operations. MGI can also assist councils in assessing resource consents in coastal waters and support scientists map different benthic habitats.

See MGI user case studies        

Last Updated: 25 March 2021