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
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"These models are good. They have real predictive power." Q&A with departing P&O lead, Adrian McDonald
Today we announce that our Processes & Observations programme lead, Adrian McDonald, is stepping down from our Science Leadership Team. We thank him for his calm and warm leadership over the last two and a half years. In this Q&A (taken from our recently published magazine Kia Urutau | Adapt), we asked Adrian about the role of climate modelling in supporting good adaptation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
I MEET PETER INSLEY on a low promontory that rests above the Hāparapara River. Kids have built a rickety jumping platform in the pūriri and mānuka above us, but the water below – blue and glistening – looks treacherous. It’s hard to gauge the depth or see the snags. The river has always behaved like this. It beelines out of the hills and hits this hard rock, pooling and gathering before sweeping off again towards Omaio Bay in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
IT’S A CALM SUNDAY morning as I arrive at the home of Wellington property investor Paul Robinson, in the thriving beachside community of Plimmerton. Armed with muffins from the local café, I’m greeted by Paul’s friendly border collie Harry, who herds me into a stunning, carefully designed house.