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Past Events


Growing Kai Under Increasing Dry: a rolling symposium on drought, climate change and primary sector resilience


Throughout May 2021, together with the Deep South Challenge and Our Land and Water National Science Challenges we held three ‘background’ webinars, each exploring a different aspect of drought research, culminating in a face-to-face symposium event at Te Papa on May 31, 2021.

It was extremely valuable to bring together affected farmers and growers, industry leaders, scientists and policy-makers to listen to each other, make connections, and shape a future direction. The three coordinating National Science Challenges are developing an evaluation report to identify themes and future pathways, so stay tuned.




Webinar: Next generation earthquake & tsunami hazard and response


Our Earthquake-Tsunami team are using earthquake cycle simulators to create a million year catalogue of ‘synthetic earthquakes’. Dr Bill Fry (GNS Science) and Prof Andy Nicol (University of Canterbury) will introduce the current version of New Zealand’s first model of the full seismic cycle. The new catalogue has many applications, including potential to underpin next generation earthquake and tsunami hazard models.

When: Tuesday 9 March, 11am-12pm.

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Webinar: Tourism and COVID-19 – Challenges and opportunities for rural communities

Our Rural research team will present their recent work on COVID-19 impacts and opportunities for rural communities dependent on tourism. Featuring Dr Caroline Orchiston of the University of Otago and Dr Jo Fountain of Lincoln University.

When: Tuesday 13 October, 11am-12pm.

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Webinar: How can our coastal communities adapt to an uncertain future?  

Our Coastal research team will present their recent work on coastal adaptation using the ‘Dynamic Adaptive Pathways Planning’ approach, the application of this approach to new challenges such as managed retreat, and ongoing and future work on enabling proactive coastal adaptation.

When : Thursday 6 August, 11am-12pm

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