Integrated Surveillance

A hapū-centric surveillance framework that focuses on the holistic health of the forest.

 

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Integrated Surveillance

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Overview Te Tirohanga Whānui

Many of our native species are slowly and silently tracking towards extinction. In order to reverse the decline of our natural bioheritage, we must be able to ‘see it’.

‘Surveillance’ comprises the systems, tools and techniques that enable us to track and anticipate impacts on ecosystem health by monitoring biodiversity, primary production and early detection of new invasive species that are killing taonga and our native environment.

Surveillance has repeatedly emerged as a critical research priority in the management of myrtle rust and kauri dieback. To date, data on the presence and severity of these diseases has been collected by many different organisations using a range of methodologies. Iwi and hapū are urgently seeking definitive answers about the presence/absence of these diseases in their rohe (area), as are all land-managers.

New Zealand’s surveillance system currently focuses on exotic pests and often overlooks ensuring healthy and resilient environments.  The central investment under this Ngā Rākau Taketake theme is the Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance (MMSF).  This investment elevates the status of the environment into the surveillance system.

The MMSF considers the current surveillance processes and collection of data, and information required on pest presence and absence to establish baselines required by New Zealand’s primary sector.

It uses data and information important to indigenous ecosystems and narrative from rangatira (Māori authorities), hapū and iwi, who have whakapapa (genealogical link) and kaitiaki (guardianship) of their taonga.

The MMSF will use both existing and emergent understandings, values, approaches and opportunities to improve surveillance in Aotearoa, recognising the contribution from both Western and Te Ao Māori experiences and intelligence.

The environment-centric surveillance framework focuses on ensuring that the state and health of taonga and ngahere (forest) are elevated into any surveillance response. It does this using kauri dieback and myrtle rust as case studies to test the framework and model ‘proof of (disease) freedom’. It also provides the basis for the assimilation of up to date and accurate data and narrative regarding the extent of kauri dieback and myrtle rust, and the state of native bioheritage affected by the pathogens.

Integrated Surveilance 2022

Research Area Summary Te Whakarāpopototanga Kaupapa

The projects for this investment are focused on better surveillance responses and investment.

The team are working on establishing a spatial management system, platformed with mātauranga Māori approaches and solutions along with Western science.  This will result in modelling that provides confidence about the presence or absence of a pathogen and/or disease, within a dedicated biodiversity management area (BMA). A working group comprised of New Zealand biosecurity experts co-developed the initial enquiry and key issues for evolving this project.

The Project Working Group have engaged directly with tangata Māori, kaitiaki and rangatira from 10 tribal regions, whose taonga are affected by myrtle rust and kauri dieback.

Tangata Māori will continue to inform the development of the MMSF and the ‘proof of freedom’ model that will determine confidence that taonga within a BMA is free from kauri dieback and/or myrtle rust.

In addition, the project has also led the discussion on ‘data sovereignty’ and ‘data custody’ and how to acquire, utilise, protect and share surveillance data and information with the aim to improve biosecurity surveillance.

Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance (MMFS) for Plant Pathogens | GRISS Nov 2022

Co-leads Ngā kaiārahi ngātahi

Waitangi-Wood

Waitangi Wood

Waitangi Wood

Ngatirua, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu  
Independent
Cecilia

Cecilia Arienti-Latham

Cecilia Arienti-Latham


Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research

Resource outputs from this programme

Tool or Model

Proof of Absence Calculator

An online Proof of Absence tool (algorithms, technology), informed by the Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance for kauri dieback and myrtle rust.
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Publication

Mātauranga Māori framework for surveillance of plant pathogens

Faced with growing biosecurity risks and threats, countries worldwide seek to protect their biodiversity from ecosystem degradation and loss. Biosecurity surveillance of plant pathogens and…
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Publication

A cloud-based solution for trustless indigenous data sovereignty: Protecting Māori biodiversity management data in Aotearoa New Zealand

Indigenous peoples should be able to govern data about themselves, their territories, resources, and ways of life, collected by themselves or others. However, the progressive…
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Publication

MapSafe: A complete tool for achieving geospatial data sovereignty

Sensitive geographic data are invaluable assets for the people to whom they belong and their disclosure should be decided by the sovereign data owner (SDO).…
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Presentation

Risk-based surveillance to demonstrate absence of Phytophthora agathidicida – Cecilia Arienti-Latham

Presented as part of the Kaurilands Summit 2023, hosted by Ngā Rākau Taketake.   To find out more about the Integrated Surveillance research theme please…
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Presentation

An introduction to Integrated Surveillance – Waitangi Wood

Presented as part of the Kaurilands Summit 2023, hosted by Ngā Rākau Taketake.   To find out more about the Integrated Surveillance research theme please…
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Tool or Model

Myrtle Rust Science Stocktake

A list of past and current research focussed on biology, impacts and management of myrtle rust is now available. This updated stocktake builds on work…
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Kauri Dieback Science Stocktake

A list of past and current research focused on biology, impacts and management of kauri dieback is now available. This updated stocktake builds on work…
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Webinar

Mātauranga Māori Framework for Surveillance (MMFS) for Plant Pathogens | GRISS Nov 2022

In the past, there has been a disconnect and little collaboration between the people and organisations doing work on the plant pathogens that cause myrtle…
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Video

Integrated Surveilance 2022

The ‘Integrated Surveillance’ team is elevating the status of the environment into Aotearoa New Zealand’s biosecurity surveillance system. The environment-centric surveillance framework focuses on ensuring…
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