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Living with uncertainty: Call for adaptation research ideas

Call for adaptation research ideas: 2 pagers due February 19, 2021

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Insurance retreat and climate change: Much-anticipated research released

What does climate change mean for homeowners and house insurance?

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Wet feet? Insurance retreat...

What does climate change mean for our house insurance?

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Sea Level Law: Case studies on council liabilities

Who is liable for taking adaptation measures?

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DAM! Drinking water, water storage and decision making despite uncertainty

Can our water storage infrastructure be designed with both climate projections and flexibility in mind?

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Māori and Antarctica Webinar Series: Ka mua, ka muri

Associate Professor Sandy Morrison will be speaking about her Deep South Challenge research project Te Tai Uka a Pia

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Major ocean modelling effort leads to better climate simulations

NZESM development published in journal

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Our Kāhui Māori to protect and guide Antarctic as well as climate adaptation research

Kāhui Māori members to support the Deep South Challenge and Antarctic Science Platform to be and do better for Māori communities and researchers.

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How will climate change-induced increases in extreme rainfall effect EQC liabilities?

Increasing weather-related hazards from climate change will cost the EQC more

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Working backwards to prepare for climate change

New research to help decision-makers plan for climate change

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100% climate resilient? Tourism, culture and climate change

How prepared is Aotearoa's tourism sector for the coming impacts of climate change?

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Primary industries must speed up adaptation to our changing climate

New research shows seasonal shifts in pasture production and wine grape flowering under future climate conditions

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Climate change impacts on land use suitability: An MPI seminar

How might climate change impact New Zealand's agricultural industries?

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“Tourism is built on the cultural narratives of a place...": Q&A with Priya Kurian, Debashish Munshi and Sandy Morrison

Q&A with researchers looking at the way culture influences people’s decisions about adapting to climate change

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Sea level rise and the law: Who is liable?

Who pays to adapt to climate change: local, regional or national government, or private citizens?

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DSC Seminar | What’s climate change got to do with earthquake insurance? Extreme weather and the EQC

Annual EQC liabilities for extreme weather are likely to increase regardless of which future climate change scenario unfolds

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Climate adaptation within New Zealand’s transport system

Identifying climate change induced issues for the transport sector

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DSC Seminar Series | Flood management in NZ: is it fair?

Exploring the effectiveness and fairness of council-run flood mitigation schemes

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DSC Seminar | How climate models deal with ice around Antarctica

How ice melt rates affect climate modelling predictions for the future

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"Domains" research funding round: Now open!

We're seeking funding proposals for our Domains Research

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‘Ground zero’: How will climate-driven drought impact rural communities?

New research investigating the impact of climate change-driven drought on vulnerable communities

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Welcome to Mike Harvey, new Processes & Observations programme lead

Meet our new Processes and Observations lead, Mike Harvey

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Sea level rise and river flooding: flood risk under climate change

New research quantifies at-risk infrastructure

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New reports highlight flood risk under climate change

How much will coastal and river flooding affect communities, buildings and infrastructure?

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DSC Seminar | Sea level rise PLUS big storms: What exactly are we in for?

Building a comprehensive picture of the impact of coastal and inland flooding on our national infrastructure

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What the MV Rena grounding and climate adaptation have in common: Treaty of Waitangi obligations

Exploring the Crown’s potential liability under the Treaty of Waitangi for climate adaptation decisions

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Change is nothing new in Te Hiku o te Ika: People are resourceful and have always worked with the weather

New research exploring how climate change may impact drinking water for iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika

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Councils, Communities and Climate Change Adaptation

How are councils communicating with their communities about climate adaptation?

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Community development for climate adaptation: Long-term relationships key in painful conversations

Council engagement with communities requires more than 'business as usual'

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Community development for climate adaptation: Long-term relationships key in painful conversations

Council engagement with communities about climate impacts requires more than 'business as usual' engagement

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*BOOKED OUT* DSC Seminar | Community Development for Adaptation: Council-community engagement

Sharing climate adaptation insights from iwi, communities and councils

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Now seeking expressions of interest for Programme Lead, Processes & Observations

Could you be our next Processes and Observations Programme Leader?

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"These models are good. They have real predictive power." Q&A with departing P&O lead, Adrian McDonald

Thank you to our programme lead, Adrian McDonald

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The Living Net: Kai in a Changing Climate

A small community in the remote Eastern Bay of Plenty gather all their resources to grow a business based around kai

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Port Road: Climate risks at our urban edges

Inside a Wellington business doing everything they can to reduce their carbon footprint and safeguard against floods and sea-level rise

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Deep South Challenge Conference: "Changing with our Climate"

We are holding our 2nd Deep South Challenge conference

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DSC Seminar | "Who pays? And is it fair?" Legal liability and ethics in climate adaptation

Who should fund climate adaptation?

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Welcome to Anita Wreford, our new I&I programme lead

Anita Wreford is an expert in the economics of climate adaptation

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Communicating Climate: report released!

We're pleased to be able to bring you a vibrant report of the event

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Some doors close while others open: Challenge team update

Welcome to Anne-Marie Rowe, farewell to Andrew Tait

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Now seeking expressions of interest for Programme Lead, Impacts & Implications

The Impacts and Implications programme explores the wide-ranging impacts of climate change, from infrastructure to people and economics

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The cascading impacts of climate change: New research released

“We need to understand the dependencies and feedback loops between the climate impacts and the wider systems they affect"

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Vision Mātauranga funding round delayed until July 2019

This funding round supports research within the Māori Domain of the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate.

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Are you our next Challenge Manager?

Apply your scientific background and management abilities to a critical challenge facing our nation

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“I am an optimist”: Q&A with departing Challenge Manager, Lucy Jacob

In this Q&A, we asked Lucy about her time in the Challenge and her plans for the future

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Funding round now open for climate modelling and observations

We're now seeking funding proposals for climate modelling and observations to support model development

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Not my problem? Sharing the risks of sea-level rise fairly

“If we stick with the status quo, the way we adjust to sea level rise will exacerbate existing inequality"

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Just the ticket! The Deep South Challenge contributes not one, not two, but up to four “tickets” to improve the world’s centralised global climate model

'This international partnership means we can get involved in climate modelling and live up to our ambition to produce climate simulations that are better than what we’ve got at the moment.'

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Drought under climate change: What do New Zealanders need to know now?

New report explores what remains to be done for New Zealand to prepare for future droughts

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DSC Seminar #10 | Snow, ice and glaciers in our changing climate

Improving meltwater projections for the development of robust climate adaptation policy

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Explore our research strategy, which aims to understand climate impacts and adaptation options

We're proud to share our Future Strategy for 2019–2024

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Innovating Mātauranga in the National Science Challenges

An opportunity to hear from kaupapa Māori researchers across the National Science Challenges

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Tourism and Climate Change: A Citizen Panel

Crafting an action plan for climate change adaptation in the tourism sector

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Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods announces further Challenge funding

Five years more funding for the Deep South's climate adaptation mission

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"Korowai Manaaki: Disaster Resilience"

Profile of Vision Mātauranga scholarship recipient, Hinerangi Eruera Manuera Murphy (Ngāti Awa)

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Snow, ice and irrigation in our changing climate

How will snow fare under future climate conditions?

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DSC Seminar #9 | Clouds, Aerosols and Climate Models

Increasing certainty for New Zealand's climate projections by correcting cloud representation

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“Love for the ocean and a passion for science”

Profile of Vision Mātauranga scholarship winner, Daniel Smart (Ngāi Tahu)

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Announcing our new Impacts and Implications programme lead, NIWA climate scientist Andrew Tait

We asked Andrew about his vision for the job, and for the broader challenge of climate adaptation in New Zealand

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Past trends in weather-related insurance in New Zealand

New paper explores EQC data to project the NZ Crown's financial liability for weather-related claims

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Climate change and our iconic Bluff oysters

Profile on Vision Mātauranga Masters scholarship recipient Sam Heenan (Ngāi Tahu)

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DSC Seminar #8 | Climate-resilient Māori forestry and agriculture

Re-foresting the Waiapu catchment to reduce soil erosion and realise core Māori values

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Seeking Expressions of Interest for the role of Programme Leader, Impacts and Implications

Can you provide critical science and planning support to the Deep South Challenge?

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Kia mau tonu: Flooding research and family influences

Vision Mātauranga scholarship recipient Raiatea Barlow Kameta describes her research into the impact of climate change on her marae

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Farewell to Dr Suzi Kerr, Science Lead of our Impacts and Implications Programme

Thank you, Suzi!

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Narrowing in on Southern Ocean eddies

Guest blog by NIWA staff writer Campbell Gardiner

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Report back on our Climate Adaptation Ambassadors Workshop

Supporting and developing a community of skilled and influential climate ambassadors

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DSC Seminar #7 | Global ocean modelling in the Deep South Challenge

Introducing ocean models and their roles in the climate system

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Climate Adaptation Ambassadors' Workshop: Steering research through to policy and action

Developing and supporting a community of climate ambassadors

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Coping in the face of climate change: Research announced to better support our communities

New research report highlights key gaps in our collective understanding about how climate change will impact Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse communities

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DSC Seminar #6 | Counting the cost of climate change: Treasury seminar redux

Who will pay for climate change adaptation, and how?

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Deep South Challenge symposium created opportunities for researchers to hear directly from end-users

Attendees give their feedback on whether the symposium met its aims

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“Never wrestle with a pig”

An interview with our new Science Lead in the Engagement Programme, Wendy Saunders

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DSC Seminar #5: Drew Lorrey & Petra Pearce on historic weather and the NZ earth system model

Testing the NZESM against historical Antarctic weather observations

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Looking away from the rear view mirror: Climate change and its effects on New Zealand's stormwater and wastewater systems

Webinar with Professor Iain White

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DSC Seminar #4: Dr Suzanne Rosier on [email protected] ANZ

Using distributed computing to understand future climate extremes

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DSC Seminar #3: Dr Huhana Smith on Climate Change and Coastal Māori Communities

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

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DSC Seminar #2: Dr Jonny Williams and the NZ earth system model

"It’s only with the realisation of the Deep South Challenge that true earth system modelling research can take place for the first time."

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DSC Seminar Series #1 - Professor Pat Langhorne

The importance of processes on the margins of the Antarctic sea ice cover

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Climate Talk: Dr Huhana Smith

Adaptation strategies to address climate change impacts on coastal Māori communities

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