A person with a narrow vision has a restricted horizon; a person with a wide vision has plentiful opportunities.
As described by the above whakataukī, and in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Vision Matauranga policy, a bi-cultural perspective on Te Ao Māori (the world) supports the development of innovative and diverse opportunities to better the future of New Zealand.
The Antarctic Science Platform (ASP) values the role Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) can play in its goal to understand Antarctica’s improve scientific understanding of pressing issues facing the Antarctic such as climate change and ecosystem resilience. The Platform is a fantastic opportunity to grow strong partnerships with iwi/Māori to increase Māori representation and integrate Te Ao Māori (the Māori world view) in important and high performing areas of research and international relationships.
The ASP are delighted to partner with the Kāhui Māori (Māori Council), from the Deep South Challenge to support and provide advice in relation to the Platform’s Vision Mātauranga whāinga (goals), which are to:
• foster a shared understanding of research priorities and limitations;
• build capacity, capability and diversity;
• improve science excellence through Mātauranga Māori; and
• increase Māori participation in Antarctic research.