Recruiting: Senior Communications Advisor for the Deep South Challenge based at NIWA

This is an exciting opportunity to apply your communications skills to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation and be part of a highly regarded Communications team.

NZ Geographic: New Zealand's Next Top Model

The Deep South Challenge (DSC) is featured in a new story in New Zealand Geographic, which is available in shops and online today.

Research Highlights

Recent science highlights from the Deep South Challenge about: successful airborne measurements of sea ice; preparation of data to inform the next IPCC report; and publication of a novel method that uses machine learning to classify satellite cloud data.

Deep South Challenge - 2017 Contestable Funding Round

The mission of the Deep South National Science Challenge is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate.  Working with communities and industry we will bring together new research approaches to determine the impacts of a changing climate on our climate-sensitive economic sectors, infrastructure and natural resources to guide planning and policy.  This will be underpinned by improved knowledge and observations of climate processes in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica - our Deep South - and will include development of a world-class earth systems model to predict Aotearoa-New Zealand's climate.

New Zealand's Next Top Model

The development of a New Zealand-based Earth System Model represents a significant investment to better predict New Zealand's climate, and therefore to make more informed decisions for the future.  We asked Dr Olaf Morgenstern, who leads both the Earth System Model and Prediction Programme and the “Capability” project within the Deep South Challenge, how the project has been developing.

New Director, New Challenges - Dr Mike Williams

We talked to Dr Mike Williams about his new role as the Deep South Challenge Director, the challenges and opportunities and his recent research trip to Antarctica.

First year anniversary for climate modeller - Dr Jonny Williams

It's been a year since climate scientist Dr Jonny Williams ventured to New Zealand to join the Deep South Challenge as part of the Earth System Modelling & Prediction team.  We asked him about his work, his background and his first year in New Zealand.

Researchers highlight lessons from an emerging climate

Public Talk: On the emergence of unusual, unfamiliar and unknown climates  - patterns of change and why it matters.

The concept of ‘Time of Emergence’ (ToE), which characterizes when significant signals of climate change will emerge from existing variability, is a useful and increasingly common metric.  Professor Dave Frame and PhD candidate Luke Harrington from the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute recently presented their latest findings at Victoria University. Professor Frame reflects on the essential messages.

Public Talk: On the emergence of unusual, unfamiliar and unknown climates in international bodies - robust patterns of change and why it matters.

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Region:Wellington

The concept of ‘Time of Emergence’ (ToE), which characterizes when significant signals of climate change will emerge from existing variability, is a useful and increasingly common metric.  Professor Dave Frame and PhD candidate Luke Harrington from the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute will be talking to us about their recent research.