Partnerships


The George Mason Centre for the Natural Environment (GMCNE) creates an opportunity for the centre and its partners to show leadership in natural environment research and its application.

Membership of the centre is open to all academic staff of The University Auckland who demonstrate interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research approaches to issues related to the natural environment and will include, but not limited to the following activities: Marine Science, Green Chemistry, Environmental Change, Biodiversity, Bio security, Sustainability, Bio Physics, Computational Biology, Social-ecological systems.

Associate and affiliated membership is open to other organisations, both within New Zealand and internationally with an interest in the areas of the centres activities.  In particular, the undertaking of specific projects with parties outside of The University of Auckland is to be encouraged.

Members must be able to demonstrate that their research associated with the centre has a demonstrable outcome, and that the potential impact is clearly understood. Members will be selected to contribute to centre activities, augment the activities of the centre through external research funding and engagement to ensure informed environmental decision-making and foster informed debate of environmental issues.

 

Foundation North


Professor Simon Thrush, Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science and Jennifer Gill, CEO of Foundation North stand together in a row and pose for a photograph
Professor Simon Thrush, Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science and Jennifer Gill, CEO of Foundation North

An important partnership has been formed between the GMCNE and the Gulf Innovation Fund (G.I.F.T), created by Foundation North.

The ensuing collaboration aims to draw on the respective strengths of the two organisations to foster capability building and to support positive change in our natural environment.

Both parties recognise their mutual interest in the natural environment and education sectors and, in particular, initiatives that foster good governance and the conservation of natural capital.

Executive Director of Foundation North, CEO Jennifer Gill, and Professor John Hosking, Dean of Science, signed a Letter of Agreement to formally establish the partnership in July 2017. The partnership with Foundation North is an important milestone for the GMCNE and its partners to show leadership in natural environment research and its application.

More information:

Foundation North

G.I.F.T