Image from our research strategy depicting our climate modelling chain

Funding round now open for climate modelling and observations

Kia hiwa rā! We're now seeking funding proposals for climate modelling and observations to support model development. This RfP builds on our Research Strategy, for projects that will begin in our second phase of research, from July 1, 2019:

Not my problem? Sharing the risks of sea-level rise fairly

Coastal erosion at Oamaru

Facing the faraway threat of sea-level rise, responses range from, “Your place, your problem!”, to “Don’t worry, the government will take care of it.” But unless we consider the issue and respond ethically, it’s very likely that the risks of sea-level rise will not be shouldered fairly.

Earth Systems Modelling and Prediction Engagement Impacts and Implications Processes and Observations Vision Mātauranga News

Explore our research strategy, which aims to understand climate impacts and adaptation options

changing with our climate

The Deep South Challenge is proud to share our Future Strategy for 2019–2024. This strategy builds on our first five years of research (2014–2019) and incorporates input from researchers, partners, stakeholders and advisory groups. 

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Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods announces further Challenge funding

Mike Williams and Lucy Jacob celebrate the news over icecream

Today, each of the eleven National Science Challenges learned we have been successful in securing funding for a further five years of research. The Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate successfully bid for $27.1M, ensuring we can deliver on our mission of supporting New Zealanders to anticipate, adapt, manage risk and thrive in a changing climate.

Earth Systems Modelling and Prediction Engagement Impacts and Implications Processes and Observations Vision Mātauranga News
Gardens of Eden Glacier

DSC Seminar #10 | Snow, ice and glaciers in our changing climate

New Zealand is projected to warm by 1-4°C during the 21st century. This warming will melt our frozen water resources – our snow, ice and glaciers. However, the scale and timing of changes to our meltwater aren't clear. We need improved water projections for the development of robust climate adaptation policy. With Andrew Mackintosh (Victoria University of Wellington) and Jono Conway (Bodeker Scientific).

DSC Seminar #10 | Snow, ice and glaciers in our changing climate

Gardens of Eden Glacier

New Zealand is projected to warm by 1-4°C during the 21st century. This warming will melt our frozen water resources – our snow, ice and glaciers. However, the scale and timing of changes to our meltwater aren't clear. We need improved water projections for the development of robust climate adaptation policy. With Andrew Mackintosh (Victoria University of Wellington) and Jono Conway (Bodeker Scientific).

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Hinerangi Eruera Manuera Murphy (Ngāti Awa)

"Korowai Manaaki: Disaster Resilience," Profile of Vision Mātauranga scholarship recipient, Hinerangi Eruera Manuera Murphy (Ngāti Awa)

E ora ana te mauri o Patutātahi me te awa o Rangitāiki, e manaakitia ana e te iwi, e tiakina ana mo ngā whakatipuranga o muri mai. | To ensure that Rangitāiki River remains part of tomorrow’s plan, the vision demands attention by our people today. – Rangitāiki River Forum