The members of the Focus Group have a wide range of capabilities, including:


Planning and Policy

  • Coastal planning at national, regional, & district level
  • Coastal Compartment and Local Area Management Planning
  • Non-statutory policy development and strategies

Coastal Processes and Management

  • Coastal hazard assessment and management
  • Climate change and adaptation studies
  • Coastal structures and impacts of coastal processes
  • Estuarine environments
  • Beach management

Ecological Science and Environmental Management

  • Coastal and estuarine science
  • Coastal ecology and restoration (e.g. dunes, wetlands, riparian)
  • Terrestrial/freshwater ecological management (incl. threatened species, plant and animal pests, precise aerial drone mapping and spraying)
  • Biodiversity assessments

GIS Mapping

  • Spatial data creation, editing, quality assurance, map production and report writing
  • Field and mobile data collection
  • Raster and vector spatial analysis
  • Project management (incl. aerial orthophotography and lidar surveys)
  • Environmental analysis (Regional Council) and district plan mapping (District Council)

Aerial Drone Services

  • aerial orthomosaic images
  • aerial monitoring
  • weed detection and mapping
  • 3d point clouds
  • spot spraying weeds in difficult sites

We can also help with community and group facilitation and presentations; public communication processes; and preparation and editing of educational, scientific and community documents and articles for publications.

Please see our Projects.