Get involved

There are a number of ways to get involved in the Deep South National Science Challenge. 

Funding opportunities

Apply for funding for Deep South Challenge Engagement projects via the Expression of Intent process.


Studio Antarctica

Gabby O’Connor, a recipient of our EOI funding, is running an exhibition at Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua, from 19 June – 18 September 2016. This installation is a result of a creative collaboration between contemporary fine art and cutting edge scientific research. More

Latest news and updates

New report highlights key research questions to help prepare for climate change

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. 

David Frame: Understanding climate risks makes us all less vulnerable

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.