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
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.