New Zealand


On Thursday 17th March we had an on-line Research Bites organised by SRAP in New Zealand. The event started at 7pm NZST (5pm AEDT) and was organised by Dr. Marta Ribó (Auckland University of Technology and Chair of the SRAP Delegation in New Zealand). The Ambassador of Spain in New Zealand, […]

SRAP New Zealand online Research Bites 2022



Today, 27 November, we had our 2021 AGM (Annual General Meeting), where our member, astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (Senior Lecturer, Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), was elected as new SRAP President. Following Ángel’s presentation, his vision for SRAP in 2022 has four pillars: Collaboration:  Between members, promoting […]

Ángel López-Sánchez, new SRAP President



Today our member from SRAP in New Zealand, Marta Ribó received the Early Career Research Award of School of Environment, The University of Auckland. Dr Ribó is a marine geologist who has conducted a 2-year research project on sediment dynamics and human impacts in the Queen Charlotte Sound region, in […]

Marta Ribó receives Early Career Research Award


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