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Dr Andrew Tait

Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards

Andrew is Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards. His research areas of interest are climate change impacts and implications, adaptation to climate change, spatial modelling of climate, and sector and business applications of climate data. Andrew is a lead author of the Australasia chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment WGII Report, a member of the WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) executive, co-chair of the WMO Focus Area on 'Climate Services for Societal Benefits', and the chair of the Pacific Islands Climate Services Panel. He was seconded to MPI in 2017 to contribute to the Primary Sector Science Roadmap and seconded to DOC from 2017-2019 to interact with researchers, managers, operations staff and the policy team to improve the understanding and use of climate data and information throughout the Department.

Dr Andrew Tait
Dr Andrew Tait, Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards

Dr Ian Longley

Principal Scientist - Air Quality

Ian leads the programme "Impacts of Air Pollutants". He has worked in air quality research at NIWA since 2007 before which he conducted research in at the University of Manchester. Ian is a specialist in air pollution exposure science and the air quality impact of the built environment.

Dr Ian Longley
Dr Ian Longley, Principal Scientist - Air Quality

Dr Cliff Law

Principal Scientist-Marine Biogeochemistry

Cliff coordinates the Ocean-Atmosphere Research and advises the Chief Scientists of the Coast and Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate Centres. He currently contributes to international policy development on ocean fertilisation via the London Convention and national perspectives on ocean fertilisation and acidification via the NZ government Ocean Fertilisation stakeholder group and the NZ Royal Society. He is also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the IGBP program SOLAS (Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study). His current research interests include trace gas cycling and sources in coastal and open ocean regions, nutrient limitation of phytoplankton and impacts of ocean acidification. 

Dr Cliff Law
Dr Cliff Law, Principal Scientist - Marine Biogeochemistry
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Beata Bukosa Atmospheric Modeller Email
Ben Liley Atmospheric Scientist Email
Christian Stiegler Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scientist Email
Dan Smale Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email
Ed -Yang Yang Meteorologist Email
Guang Zeng Atmospheric Scientist Email
Gustavo Olivares Air Quality Scientist Email
Hilary Oliver Principal Scientist - Research Software Engineering Email
Hinrich Schaefer Atmospheric Scientist Email
James Sturman Principal Technician - Climate and Risk Applications Developer Email
Kararaina Te Puni Support Assistant Email
Michael Kotkamp Atmospheric Technician Email
Olaf Morgenstern Principal Scientist - Atmosphere and Climate Email
Richard McKenzie Emeritus Researcher – Atmospheric Radiation Email
Richard Querel Atmospheric Scientist Email
Sally Gray Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email
Sam Dean Principal Scientist - Climate Email
Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher Principal Scientist - Carbon Chemistry and Modelling Email