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Drop-in Zoom 1: Te Taura

Come to our first drop-in Zoom session to find out more about our Te Taura research fund

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Drop-in Zoom 2: Te Aho

Come along to talk through our Te Aho fund and work through the EoI form together

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He Karanga: Research funding for Māori

Two new funding initiatives, Te Aho and Te Taura, to support organic, creative, innovative, Māori responses to the impacts of climate change.

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Drop-in Zoom 3: Te Taura and Te Aho

Our third and final drop-in Zoom session to take you through our two new research funds

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Growing Kai Under Increasing Dry

A rolling symposium on on drought, climate change and primary sector resilience

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Future drought could drain primary sector profit

New research finds a strong relationship between more intense future drought and drops in farm profit.

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Webinar 3 | What to grow and where?

Drought policy and decision-making

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Webinar 2 | Farm profits and community resilience

The social, economic and cultural impacts of drought in Aotearoa

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Webinar 1 | The future for farmers and growers

Drought projections, drought modelling, extreme weather modelling and more

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DSC Submission to the Climate Change Commission (2021)

Our submission to the Climate Change Commission's 2021 Draft Advice for Consultation

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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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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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Insurance retreat and climate change: Much-anticipated research released

What does climate change mean for homeowners and house insurance?

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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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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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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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Major ocean modelling effort leads to better climate simulations

NZESM development published in journal

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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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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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Working backwards to prepare for climate change

New research to help decision-makers plan for climate change

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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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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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Ko te kawa o te ora

Explore the values and narratives behind the imagery you see throughout our website

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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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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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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 Series | Flood management in NZ: is it fair?

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

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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 | 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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New reports highlight flood risk under climate change

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

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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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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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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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Change is nothing new in Te Hiku o te Ika

People are resourceful and have always worked with the weather

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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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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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Communicating Climate: report released!

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

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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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Some doors close while others open: Challenge team update

Welcome to Anne-Marie Rowe, farewell to Andrew Tait

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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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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

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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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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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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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Innovating Mātauranga in the National Science Challenges

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

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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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Tourism and Climate Change: A Citizen Panel

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

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Snow, ice and irrigation in our changing climate

How will snow fare under future climate conditions?

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"Korowai Manaaki: Disaster Resilience"

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

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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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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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“Love for the ocean and a passion for science”

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

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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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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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Climate change and our iconic Bluff oysters

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

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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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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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Narrowing in on Southern Ocean eddies

Guest blog by NIWA staff writer Campbell Gardiner

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

Thank you, Suzi!

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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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Creating a climate-safe Dunedin through community-driven climate action

Climate adaptation event will bring climate science to Dunedin’s general public and decision-makers

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The Deep South Challenge awards funding to investigate climate-resilient, high-value crops for the whānau of Omaio

$250,000 granted to research Omaio’s changing climate and potential to create a local economy

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Stormwater, wastewater and climate change: Impacts on our economy, environment, culture and society

New research with Tonkin + Taylor will explore climate change impacts on our storm and waste water systems

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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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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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New Zealand's water systems particularly vulnerable to climate change

Report outlines knowledge and research priorities for preparing our storm and wastewater systems for climate change

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Insurance: the canary in the coalmine of climate change?

New research into who should bear the cost of our changing climate, and when

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“Gaining traction on intractable issues”

An interview with Partnerships Director Susan Livengood

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"The earth's regular pulse... may be starting to falter"

Q&A with NIWA's sea ice researcher Natalie Robinson

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Personal and professional thoughts on being a climate model developer in New Zealand

With NIWA scientist, Jonny Williams

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Deep South Challenge tackles crucial task of understanding and adapting to climate change

"Scientists, industry and communities must work together if society is to adapt to our changing climate"

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Climate Change and Mātauranga Māori

The largest ever Māori-led research effort into the implications of changing climate conditions for Māori society

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Climate Change Engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand

Survey results identify opportunities to enhance climate change conversations and engagement

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Science Leadership Team – Expressions of Interest

Could you be the next Science Leadership Team (SLT) member for our Engagement Programme?

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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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Deep South proud to support new science journalism fund

A fund dedicated to furthering coverage of the science-related issues that impact New Zealanders

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New $5 million support fund for quake-affected farmers

Includes funding for projects and advice related to climate change impacts and opportunities.

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Registrations open for the 2017 Climate and Business Conference

'Meeting Disruption with Disruption'

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Deep South Challenge Symposium

'Understanding and Adapting to Future Climate in Aotearoa New Zealand'

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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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Funding announced for climate resilience research

Flood hazards, meltwater outflows, coastal Māori communities and climate change engagement

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Climate Talk: Dr Huhana Smith

Adaptation strategies to address climate change impacts on coastal Māori communities

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The third Wai o Papa Exhibition: A project of hope for Māori Coastal communities

A model of participation and engagement to assist communities with understanding and adapting to climate change

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The future of climate modelling in New Zealand

New paper outlines the purpose, challenges, next steps and future goals of the NZESM

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“Accelerating progress in global modelling”

Milestone event for climate modellers

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Reaching a new generation: Jamie's World on Ice

Using new platforms to communicate climate science

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David Frame: Understanding climate risks makes us all less vulnerable

Reflecting on New Zealand's recent floods, and their links to climate change

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

Apply your communications skills to a critical environmental science challenge

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Scientists work to get celiometer system ready for RV Tangaroa cruise

Measuring the altitude of the bottom of clouds in the Southern Ocean

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The cascading impacts of climate change

"We need to better understand the interconnections of climate change"

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Deep South Challenge announces exciting new partnership

We're part of the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival!

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Preparing New Zealand for climate change

NZ Herald's Jamie Morton discusses our research into how warming will affect New Zealand's water resources

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NZ Geographic: New Zealand's Next Top Model

The Deep South Challenge is featured in a new story in New Zealand Geographic

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$2 million boost for climate change impacts and implications research

Supporting planning and decision-making around extreme weather events and sea level rise

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Antarctica’s great apron of sea ice just issued the world with a bold message

Now to work out what that message is

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Carbon dioxide. Where does it come from? Where does it go?

Radio-carbon researcher Jocelyn Turnbull from GNS science outlines how her research informs the NZESM

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NeSI’s supercomputer helps shed light on future climate

"You cannot operate an Earth System Model without a supercomputer."

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Icetronauts use old bird to measure Antarctic ice

“We are happy to be the first researchers who have shown that the EM-bird can be operated in Antarctica safely from an aeroplane.”

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Vision Mātauranga - Request For Proposals

The Vision Mātauranga science programme is opening a second round of funding

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TedX Scott Base 2017

Antarctica - the remotest venue for a TedX event ever

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Research Highlights

Three Deep South Challenge science projects with important findings for climate change modelling

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Deep South Challenge - 2017 Contestable Funding Round

Seeking proposals for research that enables New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate

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Engagement Programme: Opportunities for funding

Do you have an idea for Engagement about the Deep South Challenge?

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Dialogue: a path forward

How can insurance better inform and improve climate change-related risk?

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Engagement Strategy and Executive Summary

Improving our understanding of climate change science and its implications for New Zealand

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New Processes & Observations Lead

Welcome to Associate Professor Adrian McDonald

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New Zealand's Next Top Model

Q+A with Dr Olaf Morgenstern on the development of the NZESM

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New Director, new challenges

Q+A with Dr Mike Williams

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First year anniversary for climate modeller

Interview with Dr Jonny Williams

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Dr Judy Lawrence to co-chair new government expert panel

Cascading impacts and implications of climate change for Aotearoa New Zealand

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Researchers highlight lessons from an emerging climate

On the emergence of unusual, unfamiliar and unknown climates

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Congratulations to a successful Climathon 2016

Wellington is a great city with potential to mobilise public support for climate change adaptation

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Vision Mātauraga Scholarships at Otago University

Two Masters scholarships available to aid Māori in adapting to climate change

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Why is the Deep South Challenge interested in Jamie’s World?!

Rhian Salmon explores the relationship between Jamie and the Deep South Challenge

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Jamie's World heads to Antarctica

Highlighting the impacts of climate change for a new generation of decision makers

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Latest Deep South Challenge Newsletter

Staff updates, news and research projects

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Deep South Challenge Vision Mātauranga scholarships

$20,000 each to support two Masters projects

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Science Leadership Team – Expressions of Interest

Join the Deep South's Processes and Observations programme

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Climathon - a global event to solve local issues

Finding ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change

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Preparing to launch: Impacts and Implications Programme

Gearing up with a recent researcher workshop and new science lead

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The Deep South gets a nod in Nature

We've been featured this month in a supplement of the top science journal Nature

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New Director for Deep South Challenge

Introducing Dr Mike Williams and Dr Suzi Kerr

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Deep South supports Climate and Business Conference

Adaptation, finance, business strategies and carbon markets

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Discovering an Antarctic world

An exhibition for understanding climate science in Antarctica

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Discovering Māori Antarctic stories

Associate Professor Sandy Morrison will be leading research on iwi relationships with the Antarctic and Southern Ocean

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Back to school – Antarctic style

Susan Livengood shares about her time at the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute’s Winter School

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New funding for Deep South National Science Challenge

Seven new scientific research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate

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Studio Antarctica: Gabby O'Connor

Photography, painting, drawing, video and sculptural work to convey science in Antarctica

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Where to from here? Impacts and Implications Programme Webinar

Professor Dave Frame and Dr Daniel Rutledge introduce our Impacts and Implications programme

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Wai O Papa/Waterlands Exhibition

Exploring how sea level rise might act as a catalyst for restoration

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Call for expressions of interest for Science Leadership Team member

Join our Impacts and Implications Programme team

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Deep South Challenge Contestable Funding - Request for Proposals

Our first Contestable Funding round is now open

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How to get involved with the Deep South Engagement Programme

Currently seeking talented people and potential projects that can help turn our vision into a reality

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Public talk: Navigating climate change - communication and politics

Harnessing the power of communication and creativity to effectively discuss climate change

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Deep South Challenge Engagement programme – update

Improving New Zealanders’ ability to make decisions informed by climate research

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Deep South National Science Challenge signals its first Contestable Funding Round

Support for research that will inform climate change decisions for Aotearoa

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Deep South National Science Challenge projects confirmed

Six research projects funded to aid in understanding our future climate

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Community Climate Change Forum – Central Otago

An opportunity for the Central Otago community to discuss the issue of climate change

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New Zealand Climate Change Engagement Survey

Share the climate change engagement activities that your organisation conducts

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Vision Mātauranga Science Projects request for proposals

Seeking proposals that will contribute transformative research outcomes for Māori

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Is extreme weather the new normal?

How should the country respond to what’s happening and prepare for what’s yet to come?

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Deep South National Science Challenge Newsletter

Officially launching the Deep South National Science Challenge

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