The Marlborough Marine Futures project is up and running thanks to the energy of the 70 people who participated in the workshop on 8 March.
Many of you have been working to improve the Marlborough marine outcomes for a long time. We heard your commitment to being part of creating a better future for the Marlborough marine environment. We also heard your concerns about the speed of the process. We realise you need more information on what we are proposing so you can engage effectively.
Date of next workshop
We have put back the date for the next workshop to 3 May so that those who need time to engage their networks can do so.
More information coming
We will not be idle. Every week between now and 3 May we will be sending you more information. This will include:
- Detailed scope definition that sets out how the project will relate to other processes affecting the Marlborough marine environment;
- Proposed terms of reference for the range of bodies involved including: the Stakeholder Working Group, Governance, Expert Advisory Group, network forums, round tables and listening posts. Note that all of these will be in draft and subject to refinement and sign off with the groups involved.
- The process we will use for the workshop on 3 May and its agenda.
We are more than happy to receive feedback, comments and ideas as we go forward so please contact us. This works best by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org as we are a dispersed and part-time team and we want to have the best person respond and as soon as we are able.
Once again, many thanks to all those that have contributed to date and a warm invitation to new people to come on board. Please pass this information around your networks!
Eric Jorgensen Chair
Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust
This draft scoping paper is presented to clarify the focus and role of Marlborough Marine Futures in relation to other relevant entities and processes. This draft will be presented to stakeholders for their consideration and comment.