Manaaki i ngā taonga i tukua mai e ngā tupuna
This research aims to enhance taonga species for future generations and te taiao, given cumulative climate impacts, from increased flooding to loss of mauri.
Extreme weather is the sharp end of climate change. Aotearoa New Zealand is highly vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather like heavy rainfall and flooding. Homeowners, the government and insurers are just some of those eager to know what the future holds in store. With this public participation project ‘[email protected]’, you can help them find out.
The Tasman Box: filling and warming up
The temperature of the Tasman Sea has a strong influence on New Zealand’s climate system. The increasing heat content of the Tasman since the 1990s has resulted in significant sea-level rise, due to thermal expansion of seawater. Marine heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent, and they too have a big impact on weather, ecosystems and fisheries. Recent work has found a link between the intensity and frequency of marine heat waves and the heat content in the ocean.
Latest news and updates
In recent years, the policy landscape for climate adaptation in Aotearoa has shifted dramatically. There is also growing recognition that stakeholders and end users require methods and tools that help them make decisions despite uncertainty about the future.
Major climate modelling effort captures New Zealand’s exceptional oceanic conditions, leading to better climate simulations
The significant effort to develop and run New Zealand’s own Earth System Model (NZESM), within the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate, is leading to more realistic climate simulations for New Zealand.
The Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate is humbled and excited that its Kāhui Māori have agreed to share their knowledge with the Antarctic Science Platform, and to act as its Kāhui Māori (Māori advisory group) as well.
THE NEW NORMAL
The Deep South Challenge proudly partners with New Zealand Geographic to collate a range of high-quality climate change journalism at the New Zealand climate hub.
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Climate change effects are accelerating, driving the need for actions informed by sound climate knowledge.Find out more