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.
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