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

Surfers on a west coast beach

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

In the aftermath of the MV Rena grounding in the Bay of Plenty, complaints were taken to the Waitangi Tribunal and the Environment Court about the way local and central government handled the disaster.

man stands in flood water

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

Councils across New Zealand are declaring climate emergencies. But what climate information are they using to make their decisions and inform their communities? In this seminar, we'll hear from Ryan Paulik and Rob Bell (NIWA), whose ground-breaking research investigates how flooding will get worse under climate change - both at the coast and inland, alongside our rivers.

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

The iwi of Te Hiku o Te Ika are concerned about the impact of climate change on household drinking water. Results from this research, grounded in three rural Northland communities, have now been published in MAI: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship.