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. Which is why the NZ Marine Geospatial Information Working Group was set up in 2019.

This collaboration across the marine sector aims 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 Working Group is working to increase the findability and accessibiity 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: 23 November 2020