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 panel will also be available to the Science Leadership Team for independent advice and review.

Independent Science Panel members

  • Dr. David Wratt – Chair
  • Dr. Bruce Mapstone – Board Member
  • Dr. Nathan Bindoff - Processes and Observations
  • Prof. Bryan Lawrence - Earth System Modeling and Prediction
  • Dr. Francis Zwiers - Impacts and Implications
  • Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith - Vision Mātauranga
  • Assoc. Prof. Max Boykoff - Engagement

Latest news and updates

Insurance: the canary in the coalmine of climate change?

The Deep South Challenge announces new research into who should bear the cost of our changing climate, and when.

All over New Zealand, from Haumoana to Westport, from Edgecumbe to the Kāpiti Coast, from Dunedin to Wellington City, homeowners and businesses are starting to feel the financial effects of climate change.

“Gaining traction on intractable issues”: An interview with Partnerships Director Susan Livengood

Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.