Our second phase of research

 

 

Natural hazards are unavoidable, and New Zealand is vulnerable to a wide range. However, we can avert natural hazard disasters if we understand and govern our risks well.

The National Disaster Resilience Strategy (NDRS) guides the Resilience Challenge’s second phase of research. The NDRS is a government-wide initiative encapsulating New Zealand’s response to the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Our research structure will underpin, inform and monitor this national strategy.

Phase two documents


Research strategy  

Note: The science leadership team has changed since the transparent selection process run in Nov 2018

RNC2 science programme structure

 

 

The Challenge’s science will be organized around two central “Models” that address the NDRS and harness the combined New Zealand research strengths of the Natural Hazard Research Platform and phase of the 1 Resilience Challenge.

 

The Resilience in Practice Model will harness the valuable end-user partnerships we have built during the co-creation process of phase 1 to ensure that new resilience knowledge becomes part of daily decision making in New Zealand.

The Multihazard Risk Model will facilitate previously unattainable resilience planning in New Zealand by merging time-varying hazard, risk and socio-economic impact modelling tools.

These Models will harness research from eight specialist “Themes” outlined below.

 

 

Resilience in Practice Model

Science leaders

Dr Nick Cradock-Henry (Manaaki Whenua)

Dr Julia Becker (Massey University)

Host organization 

Manaaki Whenua

Māori Theme

Science leaders

Dr Acushla (Dee) Sciascia (Massey University)

Dr Wendy Saunders (GNS Science)

Host organization 

Massey University

Urban Theme

Science leaders

Assoc Prof Jan Lindsay (The University of Auckland)

Prof David Johnston (Massey University)

Host organization 

The University of Auckland

Rural Theme

Science leaders

Assoc Prof Tom Wilson (University of Canterbury)

Dr Caroline Orchiston (The University of Otago)

Host organization 

University of Canterbury

Built Theme

Science leaders

Assoc Prof Liam Wotherspoon (The University of Auckland)

Assoc Prof Tim Sullivan (University of Canterbury)

Host organization 

The University of Auckland

Multihazard Risk Model

Science leaders

Prof Mark Bebbington (Massey University)

Dr Garry McDonald (Market Economics)

Host organization 

Massey University

 

Earthquake/ Tsunami Theme

Science leaders

Prof Andy Nicol (University of Canterbury)

Dr Bill Fry (GNS Science)

Host organization 

University of Canterbury

 

Coastal Theme

Science leaders

Dr Mark Dickson (The University of Auckland)

Dr Rob Bell (NIWA)

Host organization 

The University of Auckland

 

Volcano Theme

Science leaders

Assoc Prof Jon Procter (Massey University)

Dr Art Jolly (GNS Science)

Host organization 

Massey University

 

Weather Theme

Science leaders

Dr Richard Turner (NIWA)

Dr Sally Potter (GNS Science)

Host organization 

NIWA