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Find contacts for expertise in New Zealand's atmospheric composition, greenhouse gases and air quality.

Key contacts for Atmosphere services

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.

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.

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. 

Full Staff List

Staff member Position
Lisa Bragg Personal Assistant Email Lisa Bragg
Gordon Brailsford Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Gordon Brailsford
Tony Bromley Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Tony Bromley
Amelia Connell Office Adminstrator & Personal Assistant Email Amelia Connell
Dr Guy Coulson Principal Scientist - Air Quality Email Dr Guy Coulson
Dr Kim Currie Marine Chemist Email Dr Kim Currie
Dr Sam Dean Principal Scientist - Climate Email Dr Sam Dean
Sally Gray Atmospheric Technician Email Sally Gray
Michael Kotkamp Atmospheric Technician Email Michael Kotkamp
Dr Cliff Law Principal Scientist-Marine Biogeochemistry Email Dr Cliff Law
Ben Liley Atmospheric Scientist Email Ben Liley
Dr Ian Longley Principal Scientist - Air Quality Email Dr Ian Longley
Andrew Marriner Ocean-Atmosphere Technician Email Andrew Marriner
Ross Martin Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Ross Martin
Dr John McGregor Ocean-Atmosphere Physicist Email Dr John McGregor
Dr Richard McKenzie Emeritus Researcher – Atmospheric Radiation Email Dr Richard McKenzie
Tristan Meyers Analytical Meteorologist/Forecaster Email Tristan Meyers
Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher Principal Scientist - Carbon Chemistry and Modelling Email Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher
Dr Olaf Morgenstern Principal Scientist - Atmosphere and Climate Email Dr Olaf Morgenstern
Rowena Moss Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Rowena Moss
Sylvia Nichol Atmospheric Scientist Email Sylvia Nichol
Gustavo Olivares Air Quality Scientist Email Gustavo Olivares
Dr Hilary Oliver Principal Scientist - Research Software Engineering Email Dr Hilary Oliver
Dr Rahul Peethambaran Mass Spectrometry Technician Email Dr Rahul Peethambaran
Dave Pollard Atmospheric Scientist Email Dave Pollard
Dr Richard Querel Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Richard Querel
John Robinson Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email John Robinson
Dr Hinrich schaefer Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Hinrich schaefer
Hisako Shiona Atmospheric Technician Email Hisako Shiona
Dan Smale Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Dan Smale
Dr Elizabeth Somervell Air Quality Scientist Email Dr Elizabeth Somervell
Dr Peter Sperlich Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Peter Sperlich
Dr Christian Stiegler Greenhouse Gas Emissions Scientist Email Dr Christian Stiegler
James Sturman Principal Technician - Climate and Risk Applications Developer Email James Sturman
Dr Jonny Williams Climate Scientist Email Dr Jonny Williams
Dr Ed -Yang Yang Meteorologist Email Dr Ed -Yang Yang
Dr Guang Zeng Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Guang Zeng


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