(1) primary and secondary students to encourage students from coastal communities into marine focused careers;
(2) tertiary pathways for greater diversity of people for careers in applied and blue skies research and education;
(3) training and connections for practitioners and communities that fit their needs and aspirations.
The Training tumu aligns to Mana tangata (Our people): To promote mana enhancing leadership and world class training opportunities that reflect and celebrate diversity. One of the primary principles that guides the Training tumu is tuakana/teina. This is modelled throughout all components of Coastal People : Southern Skies. Tuakana/teina refers to tuakana (senior, more experienced)/teina (junior, less experienced), where the skills and experiences of the more senior person grows through mentoring the less experienced person, and vice versa.
Connecting to coastal spaces – connecting to our coastal heritage places & connecting to our coastal seas
CPSS has significant opportunity to transform the research system through a dedicated focus on growth of skills, but also a growth in people. This is reflected in our values with the focus on Mana: meaningful, natural, authentic and action based.
These values are brought to life under the guiding notion of kaitiakitanga. CPSS values diversity and equity. We all lead. Our diversity and equity statistics mean we have the right people to be able to address emerging social and ethical issues, namely to appropriately transform New Zealand’s research sector, and thus address MBIE’s Diversity in Science Statement and other government initiatives in meaningful ways.