New Zealand


On Friday 20th August our member Dr. Alaitz Etxabide Etxeberria, a visiting postdoctoral researcher from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), presented her work entitled “Manufacturing of biopolymer-based materials and their functional properties’ modification for food packaging and biomedical applications” in the School of Chemical Sciences (SCS) Seminar Series […]

Research on the use of biopolymer-based products to develop food ...


On Tuesday 17th August 2021, SRAP-IEAP organised the first event part of National Science Week 2021 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney to discuss the global issues of ‘Plastics in the Ocean’. As part of this event, that was hosted by SRAP-IEAP Dr. Ana Rubio, we had presentations by two […]

Online event: Plastics in the Ocean


The Queen Charlotte Sound-Tōtaranui case study Plastics can enter the sea in many ways, including through sewage and wastewater systems, riverine inputs, aquaculture and fishing activities. Large plastic debris can break down into small pieces, micro-sized particles (< 5mm), which are not readily visible to the naked eye. Once in […]

Microplastics contamination in Aotearoa/New Zealand marine environments



Article written by Marta Ribó.   The first SRAP-IEAP “Research Bites” event in New Zealand was held in the University of Auckland on Thursday 26th May. Four SRAP-IEAP members gave talks about their research work in New Zealand.   Mónica Gañán Mónica Gañán presented her professional trajectory: She completed her PhD in […]

First “Research Bites” in New Zealand



Article written by Marta Ribó and Paula Llull. In mid-July, a team of 4 scientists including Drs Lorna Strachan, Marta Ribó, and BSc Hons student Alysha Jones from the University of Auckland, and Dr Sally Watson of the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA) embarked upon a 3-day marine geology voyage to the eastern Marlborough Sounds, located […]

Evolution of Queen Charlotte Sound-Tōtaranui and Tory Channel-Kura Te Au