About us

The mission of the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate is to anticipate, adapt, manage risk and thrive in a changing climate.

About the Challenge

Our mission is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk and thrive in a changing climate.

To help us achieve this mission, we also work towards our objective (set by Cabinet), which is to understand the role of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean in determining our climate and our future environment.

Physical and social scientists, industry and communities – as well as decision makers in government – must work together if society is to adapt to our changing climate.

But climate research can be complex and challenging, and isn’t always well integrated in planning and decision making.

For this reason, we engage closely with central and regional government, whānau, hapū and iwi, business, infrastructure and industry. We make sure our research us useful and usable.