Issue Brief

A Line in the Ocean: Future Directions and Priorities for Kermadecs Science

The aim of this document is to stimulate interest in scientific research in the Kermadecs marine environment. It is also intended to inform discussion and debate – among the wider scientific community, science investors, decision makers and the general public – about the future of science in this remarkable natural laboratory. It presents some immediate directions and priorities for a more integrated approach to scientific research in the Kermadecs and is a first step towards a strategic approach to Kermadecs science. Research themes and questions in this document have been drafted by the Pew Environment Group, in consultation with scientists conducting research on key aspects of the Kermadec marine environment.