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