NIWA is committed to providing the science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change. By making informed choices now, we can reduce risks, maximise opportunities, foster climate resilience and work towards a carbon-neutral economy.
“When it comes to climate change we are in the beautiful position of knowing what our choices are. We can feel a real sense of opportunity about the future - what role our science can play, and how people can contribute”
Dr Sam Dean, Principal Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
For over two decades NIWA has installed automatic monitoring systems in hostile environments, and probably none is more hostile than the Antarctic. In 2009 we were involved in a project with a difference - installing a climate station as part of a project to protect Scott's Hut, Cape Evans.
NIWA climate scientists are working with Pacific Island National Meteorological Services to ‘rescue’ their climate records. Digitising data held only in paper-based records protects them from degradation. It also makes the data much more readily available for analysis, potentially contributing to a better understanding of long-term climate variation.