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

Anne-Marie Rowe

Some doors close while others open: Challenge team update

We have some big announcements about the Deep South Challenge team. We're saying "Hello and welcome!" to our new Challenge Manager, Anne-Marie Rowe. We're also saying a sad farewell to our Impacts and Implications Programme Leader, Andrew Tait (at the same as offering him our congratulations for the huge role he's stepping into as NIWA's Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere & Hazards). Andrew's decision means we are now also seeking applications to this role. Please read on for more information.

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Now seeking expressions of interest for Programme Lead, Impacts & Implications

We're now seeking expressions of interest for the role of Science Leadership Team (SLT) member for the Impacts & Implications Programme of the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate. Deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 10 April 2019, so get your applications in quickly.

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DSC Seminar | "Who pays? And is it fair?" Legal liability and ethics in climate adaptation

In the first of our Deep South Challenge seminars for 2019, we hear from Lisa Ellis and Catherine Iorns, researchers from different fields, both looking at the question of who should fund climate adaptation.