Author: Lisa Cosgrove

e3Scientific Helicopter Training Course

In early May, e3Scientific’s terrestrial ecology team undertook STEP helicopter training with the Department of Conservation. The training was focused on entering and exiting operating helicopters safely, when landing sites are restricted. This training now increases the scope of work that can be undertaken by our team.The training has given staff the experience and knowledge… Read more »

Ulva Island Diving

The e3s scientific dive team recently had the pleasure of completing subtidal ecological assessments in the marine reserve in Patersons’ Inlet, Stewart Island. This involved sediment and infauna coring, epibiota photo transects and photoquadrats of wharf piles. The biodiversity and habitat created by a wharf is often underestimated and they can often be one of… Read more »

Land-based aquaculture in southern New Zealand – the Ocean Beach vision

Bryony Miller, e3Scientific Limited “While wild fisheries worldwide continue to strive for sustainability, aquaculture ventures are developing, evolving and adapting to the ongoing need for fresh, affordable, and environmentally responsible produce. The southern waters of New Zealand, such as Foveaux Straight, are well know for their productivity based on temperate and dynamic conditions. Because of… Read more »

Alpine Botanical Field Trip

In mid-January, e3Scientific ecologists Rebecca Teele and Melissa Jager joined Te Papa’s Heidi Meudt and Antony Kusabs on a trip into Otago’s alpine zone in search of rare NZ plants. In particular, the group were looking for native forget-me-nots in the beautiful Pisa Range. In very windy conditions, the threatened Myosotis cheesemanii was found, recorded, and sampled (see photo).

Monitoring in Bluff Harbour

In January e3s staff deployed three marine mammal acoustic monitoring moorings in Bluff Harbour. We were joined by a pod of bottlenose dolphins with two young calves in tow during deployment helping to collect data immediately. Bottlenose dolphins are frequent visitors to Bluff Harbour at this time of year, coming in to feed on flounder… Read more »

Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop – Arrowtown

In December 2020, the e3s ecology team had the pleasure of hosting a Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop lead by distinguished guests, Yvonne and John Stark. This workshop aimed to enhance and diversify e3s staffs’ macroinvertebrate identification skills through hands-on professional development with leading specialists in this field. Yvonne and John are two of New Zealand’s… Read more »

New e3s Office in Christchurch

Senior Environmental Scientist, Simon Bloomberg recently moved to Christchurch to start a family, and in doing so will open an e3s office for clients based in Canterbury and the northern half of the South Island/Te Waipounamu. This move gives e3s full coverage of the South Island with offices in Arrowtown, Invercargill, Te Anau, and Christchurch.Additionally,… Read more »

Otago Museum STEM Exhibition

In December Bryony Miller from e3s was featured as one of the 100 women celebrated in Otago Museum’s ‘Full STE(A)M Ahead’ exhibition. The exhibition celebrates 100 women from Otago and Southland who have inspired their communities to engage with the science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), that exists all around us. This exhibition challenges outdated… Read more »