About us

The Deep South Challenge is comprised of a number of teams drawn from a range of organisations. 

Deep South Challenge structure

The governance and management structure for the Deep South Challenge is outlined in the following schematic. A key element of this structure is the inclusion of Māori at all levels.

Deep South Challenge governance schematic.  Click on the image to expand it.

Independent Science Panel

The Independent Science Panel has been formed to provide the Board with independent science advice and input into the science strategy and priorities of the Deep South Challenge, as well as help with assessments of science quality and performance.  

Read more about the Independent Science Panel 

 

Governance Board

The collaborative parties of the Deep South Challenge appointed an independent Board to undertake governance and strategic direction for the Challenge.

Read more about the Governance Board

 

Kāhui Māori

The Challenge has established a Kāhui Māori to provide the Governance Board and Science Leadership Team with strategic counsel and input into the science strategy and priorities of the Challenge, and to help with the assessment of science quality, performance and responsiveness to iwi/hapū/whānau and Māori business goals.

Read more about the Deep South Challenge's Kāhui Māori

 

Science Leadership Team

The Science Leadership Team is responsible for scoping, leading and advancing the development of The Deep South Challenge.

Read more about the Science Leadership Team 

 

Challenge Parties

The Deep South Science Challenge, hosted by NIWA, is a research collaboration between the following Crown Research Institutes, universities and research providers.

 

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute
Landcare Research
University of Otago
Antarctica New Zealand
GNS Science
Victoria University of Wellington
 

Latest news and updates

Climate Change Engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand

A new report released by the Deep South Challenge this month recommends increasing the availability of plain-language resources about climate change in both English and te reo Māori, framing scientific information for application to practical decision making, and increasing access to climate change conversations for a wider array of end-users.

Science Leadership Team – Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are being sought for the role of Science Leadership Team (SLT) member for the Engagement Programme of The Deep South National Science Challenge.

DSC Seminar #3: Dr Huhana Smith on Climate Change and Coastal Māori Communities

“We need to keep designing opportunities for iwi and hapū to see the potential of what adaptive change can look like.”—Dr Huhana Smith