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 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.
New Zealanders are increasingly confronted with the obvious climate impacts like flooding, drought, heat stress and coastal flooding. We’re also now asking whether we should build sea walls or retreat to higher ground, or what we should do when insurance become unavailable for our coastal homes.
Last last year, we indicated our plan to release a Vision Mātauranga funding round early in 2019. This funding round supports research within the Māori Domain of the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate. We want to let you know that this funding round will now open in July 2019.