Farmer overlooks drought-ravaged farm

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

We’re currently seeking applications for the role of Programme Leader, Impacts and Implications for the Deep South National Science Challenge.
 

Portrait of Raiatea at Tarawera

Kia mau tonu: Flooding research and family influences

Our Vision Mātauranga programme has recently awarded four Masters scholarships in research that will help achieve Vision Mātuaranga goals. Scholarship recipient Raiatea Barlow Kameta (Ngāitai, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Whakatōhea), studying at Victoria University of Wellington, describes her research into the impact of flooding and climate change on her marae at Marokopa, in the Waikato.

Jetty in rising sea water

Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Guidance: MfE Technical Workshops

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The Ministry for the Environment’s updated Coastal Hazards and Climate Change guidance was released in December 2017. To support council staff and other practitioners in implementing the guidance, the Ministry is holding a series of workshops throughout New Zealand.

Suzi Kerr at the Deep South Symposium 2017

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

It's with sadness we announce Dr Suzi Kerr's decision to step down from her role as Science Lead of our Impacts and Implications programme. Suzi developed this ground-breaking research programme, and we now have 14 climate impacts and adaptation research projects underway.

LGNZ Conference 2018

LGNZ 2018 Conference banner from LGNZ's website

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is its annual conference and EXCELLENCE Awards from 15-17 July 2018 in Christchurch. The Deep South Challenge is sponsoring an Interactive Session at the conference, "The challenges of climate change decision making and opportunities for adaptation":

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wellington waterfront on the morning of the workshop

Report back on our Climate Adaptation Ambassadors Workshop

Early last month, the Deep South Challenge, with support from the now-disassembled NZ Climate Change Centre (NZCCC), hosted a climate ambassadors workshop in Wellington. The aim of the workshop was to support and develop a community of skilled and influential climate ambassadors who can champion an informed climate adaptation agenda in policy and research.

ocean wave

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

Wednesday 30 May, 12.30–1.30pm
With Erik Behrens (NIWA)

The oceans are the largest ecosystem on our planet, with complex physical and bio-geochemical interaction between the atmosphere, sea ice and ice shelves. Oceans are the main storage for human-produced heat and carbon. At the same, oceans have the ability to redistribute heat and carbon both across large distances and over time, which makes them the key component in the climate system. 

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

ocean wave

With Erik Behrens (NIWA)

The oceans are the largest ecosystem on our planet, with complex physical and bio-geochemical interaction between the atmosphere, sea ice and ice shelves. Oceans are the main storage for human-produced heat and carbon. At the same, oceans have the ability to redistribute heat and carbon both across large distances and over time, which makes them the key component in the climate system. 

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