OUTPUT 22 - BIODIVERSITY OF NEW ZEALAND'S MARINE ENVIRONMENT ESTIMATED
Supporting the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy by identifying research needs, undertaking research and reporting research results in the following areas:
- biodiversity information within the New Zealand EEZ
- biodiversity of the Ross Sea
and developing the National Aquatic Biodiversity Information System.
Implementing the New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy will support the environmental principles set out in section 9 of the Fisheries Act 1996. This will be achieved by:
- collecting high quality baseline information (there is currently a lack of information in this area which limits our ability to meet the following two aims)
- protecting the richness and health of the marine biodiversity of New Zealand and the Ross Sea region
- getting the best value from marine biodiversity of New Zealand.
Output 22-performance expectations table.
||Agreed results will be achieved in line with the required quality standards.|
||Actual expenditure is within the range of 90% - 110% of the budgeted amount.|
||100% of the agreed results will be achieved within the required timeframe.|
Output 22-results table.
||Quality & timeliness
|By 31 October 2004, produce medium-term research plans in accordance with quality standards (as defined in the document 'Format and Content of Project Summaries and Medium Term Plans proposed by the Research Planning Group' dated 9 July 2001)
The BioInfo Medium-Term Research Plan was updated in November 2004 in accordance with the stated quality standards.
|By 28 February 2005, produce research proposals for 2005/06 in accordance with the quality standards (as defined in the document 'Format and Content of Project Summaries and Medium Term Plans proposed by the Research Planning Group' dated 9 July 2001)
||Two major research tenders were awarded in the second quarter of the 2004/05 year, following evaluation of the scientific merit of their content.|
|Within one month of acceptance of the electronic copy of the report, place research reports on the Biodiversity website www.biodiversity.govt.nz
||Two of the 4 reports were placed on the website within one month, following several reviews to ensure they were of adequate quality.|