The Resilience Challenge
The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge is enhancing New Zealand’s ability to anticipate, adapt and thrive in the face of ever-changing natural hazards.
What we do
To enhance New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards.
All over the country our scientists are investigating how we can build New Zealand’s resilience.
Working with stakeholders and end-users to ensure our research is useful and usable.
Thursday 17 October at 1.30pm is New Zealand’s #ShakeOut drill – your chance to practise what to do in an earthquake (drop, cover, hold) and if you’re near the coast, practise your tsunami hīkoi.
Q & A with
Dr Sally Potter
As part of a new series featuring our Phase 2 science leaders, we chat to Dr Sally Potter of GNS Science, who co-leads our High Impact Weather Theme.
AF8 Tourism Forum
Our Rural research team recently participated in the inaugural AF8 Tourism Forum in Te Anau, helping the tourism sector and civil defence managers plan for a large magnitude 8 quake on the Alpine Fault.
Natural Hazards Research Platform
There’s some great reading in the latest report from the Natural Hazards Research Platform – including some of the Challenge’s Phase 1 research results, and an overview of Phase 2 from our director Richard Smith.