2022 Endeavour Fund - Successful Proposals
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has announced the successful Endeavour Fund research proposals for 2022. Of the 443 applications, 71 were approved - with a total allocation of $236.5 million.
The Endeavour Fund is New Zealand’s largest contestable funding system to select excellent research proposals that will provide the highest potential impacts across a range of economic, environmental and societal objectives to transform our future. Read the Minister’s announcement here.
Murihiku Regeneration is priviledged to be a part of two Endeavour Fund research projects:
1. University of Auckland’s High-energy-density Rechargeable Seawater Batteries for Marine Renewable Energy Storage - with a case study on Rakiura/Stewart Island.
2. Victoria University’s Our Changing Coast - Sea-level rise on Aotearoa’s dynamic margin - with a case study situated around Tiwai Point and Bluff.
This project builds on the NZ SeaRise: Te Tai Pari o Aotearoa Programme, and will improve understanding of Antarctic contributions to global sea level and assess the effect tht dynamic land elevation change will have on sea level projections around Aotearoa.
Terry Nicholas, Upoko Hokonui Rūnanga and Murihiku Regeneration Programme Director, stated that:
“We all know how important climate change is, and its impacts will have on Murihiku. Being prepared, with good science and evidence-based data will ensure we can make better decisions for our future.”
“As we look to our future, I think the information and understanding that will be gained from this study will be totally invaluable to our coming projects around green hydrogen and the clean up of the Tiwai Peninsula.”
Projects kick off on 1 October 2022.
Posted: 8 September 2022