MCHI 3.0 is the current name for a project that builds on the solid foundation of the original Marine Cultural Health Index and extends it using a web-based interface and online (realtime) analysis tools.

The MCHI 3.0 toolkit will use the best of open source technology and cloud-based computing to bring the MCHI to as many people as possible. MCHI 3.0 will be a collection of a modular tools, including a database, a web-interface and an analysis toolbox which will make it easier for local people to access the MCHI toolkit and to conduct their own MCHI surveys.

The MCHI 3.0 tools will be developed and deployed through the Ngāi Tahu marine Customary Protection Area (CPA) network, with training wānanga at CPA sites within the Ngāi Tahu takiwā in the first year and training and guidance at CPA sites throughout the country in the second year.  MCHI 3.0 is funded by Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund (Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment) and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

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