Upcoming 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’re bringing you 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.

This series of events primarily focuses on the impacts of drought on the primary sector and will join up the new science that is going on in this space with practical on the ground experience of industry and the policy development that is rapidly taking place at a central government level.

When: Dates and Events throughout out May 2021  


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Past Events

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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