Independent Science Panel

The Independent Science Panel provides the Board with independent science advice and input into the challenge's science strategy and priorities. It also helps with assessments of science quality and performance.

The panel is also available to the Science Leadership Team for independent advice and review.

 

Independent Science Panel members

  • Dr. David Wratt (Chair)
  • Dr. Bruce Mapstone 
  • Dr. Nathan Bindoff 
  • Prof. Bryan Lawrence 
  • Dr. Francis Zwiers 
  • Prof. Linda Tuhiwai Smith 
  • Assoc. Prof. Max Boykoff
  • Prof. Kathy Jacobs

Latest news and updates

Whanau feed earthquake victims at Takahanga Marae

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

A new report released by the the Deep South National Science Challenge, Communities and climate change: Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding, highlights key gaps in our collective understanding about how climate change will impact Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse communities.

Road closed at Ngaio Gorge

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

This workshop aims to support and develop a community of “climate ambassadors,” who can champion an informed and proactive climate adaptation agenda in research, policy, the public and private sectors and within local communities.

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

With Dave Frame, Belinda Storey and David Fleming

Climate change is already making day-to-day life more precarious and more expensive, both for ordinary New Zealanders and for our local and central governments. New Zealanders are increasingly interested in climate adaptation strategies. Conversations about the cost of early adaptation versus the risk of delayed action are growing in volume.