Kia manawaroa - Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa

Accelerating our resilience to natural hazards

Kia manawaroa - Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa

Accelerating our resilience to natural hazards

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Extreme Weather Research Platform

In February 2023, as part of the ongoing response to extreme weather events in the North Island, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) reallocated $10.8 million for urgent scientific research and data collection. The funding was distributed across several different projects and is being coordinated by Climate Sigma and Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge.

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Meet Murray Ford

Murray is a researcher within our Coastal Hazards programme who is leading a team creating a national coastal-change database to understand the nature and causes of past coastal changes and anticipate the future. They are currently focusing on cyclone-driven erosion of North Island’s east coast beaches as part of the Extreme Weather Research Platform.

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Resilience to Nature’s Challenges Kia manawaroa - Ngā Ākina o Te Ao Tūroa is one of 11 National Science Challenges funded by government to tackle the big science questions facing Aotearoa New Zealand.

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    Our mission

    To accelerate Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural hazard resilience through innovative, collaborative science.

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    Our Science

    We’re deepening our understanding of natural hazards and creating new tools to build our resilience.

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    Our partners

    Users of our research are involved from the start to ensure our research outputs are useful, usable and used.

The Resilience Challenge is a collaboration between thirteen partner organisations.

Ministry of Business Innovation & Employment

We are funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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