NIWA biosecurity scientist Dr Graeme Inglis has recently been in Vanuatu, where he joined a team whose task ultimately is to upgrade Star Wharf, Port Vila’s cargo wharf.
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.
“The challenges of reducing our national greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate are hugely important and affect all New Zealanders. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill provides the framework for responding to these challenges. NIWA’s role – providing research for evidence-based decision-making and science-based solutions to reduce emissions and adapt to our changing climate – is now more important than ever.”
Dr Andrew Tait, Chief Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
In 1997, the Australian and New Zealand Environmental Conservation Council (ANZECC) developed a Code of Practice for Antifouling and In-Water Hull Cleaning. NIWA and a Tasmanian partner are about to begin work on the important job of updating this code.
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.