CARIM at Karitane

Discussions with the Puketeraki Nga Waka Club and Ngai Tahu about CARIM have assisted the location and the maintenance of pH sensors and sampling at Karitane. We expect to further develop this collaborative relationship as the project proceeds.

We're thrilled to be working in this way on this project. Check back here for updates as the project progresses.

 
 
 Heading out to the Karitane monitoring site.

Heading out to the Karitane monitoring site.

Waka Travel

A distinctive element of sampling at Karitane is the use of waka to travel to the monitoring site to collect samples. The combination of using traditional transportation methods with modern science is aiding engagement and community participation in this location.

 
 Installing monitoring equipment at Karitane

Installing monitoring equipment at Karitane

Monitoring at Karitane

Divers were used to install monitoring equipment to look at ocean conditions (including pH and temperature) during the CARIM project.

 
 Karitane Beach is punctuated at the northern end by a historically important point.

Karitane Beach is punctuated at the northern end by a historically important point.

Monitoring Location

The region of the sea beyond the point at Karitane is ecologically, culturally and economically important  to local residents. This is also where our sampling and monitoring focus is.