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.
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.
The collaborative parties of the Deep South Challenge appointed an independent Board to undertake governance and strategic direction for the Challenge.
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.
Science Leadership Team
The Science Leadership Team is responsible for scoping, leading and advancing the development of The Deep South Challenge.
The Deep South Science Challenge, hosted by NIWA, is a research collaboration between the following Crown Research Institutes, universities and research providers.
Latest news and updates
The Insurance, housing and climate adaptation report, commissioned by the Deep South National Science Challenge, highlights key research questions to help prepare coastal communities for climate change.
The report is a collaboration between Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Victoria University of Wellington and the Deep South Challenge and highlights issues New Zealand may face as it grapples with “increasingly severe risks” for coastal housing – particularly sea level rise which is expected to exacerbate the frequency and impacts of flooding and storm surges.
With the recent storms and floods ransacking parts of New Zealand, Professor David Frame put pen to paper to discuss floods, attribution and the power of citizen science to help us understand our climate and be more prepared.
In November last year our colleagues at Antarctica New Zealand took Kiwi YouTube and social media star Jamie Curry to Antarctica.