Workshops are a great way to learn about Marine Metre Squared!

Join us to learn more about how to get involved in the Mm2 project. Data collection methods will be introduced (on the seashore if practical), followed by a hands-on look at the Mm2 web site and app. The on-line data analysis tools will be highlighted and educational resources will be available, Discussion will focus on survey results (collected on the day) and how the survey can be tailored to answer questions of local relevance.

Contact the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre to find out about joining or organising a workshop in your area.

Workshop Schedule


Marine Photography

A Coastal Care Workshop

Date: Saturday 13th March
Where: NZ Marine Studies Centre
Price: Free but booking is essential
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Rod Morris is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker, with more than three decades of experience. He is a co-author of the Field Guide to the NZ Seashore and many other NZ natural history books.

The workshop will cover photography down on the seashore, macro-photography indoors, how photography can be used to monitor biodiversity and better understand changes in the marine environment.

If you are interested in learning more about photographing marine life and how we can use it to care for our coast, come and learn some of Rod’s ‘tricks of the trade’. Dress appropriately for a visit to the shore, and bring your cameras and cell phones to photograph animals in tanks and in the intertidal zone, and get expert on-the-spot advice. Light lunch, tea and coffee provided.


If no workshops are planned, please email the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre to register your interest and we will let you know when we organise a workshop in your area.

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