Science New Zealand - 25 Years of science working for New Zealand

10 November 2017 - 10:00am to 11 November 2017 - 3:00pm

We're celebrating 25 years of science for New Zealand with Science NZ and our partner Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) with a fascinating array of free public talks and interactive exhibitions in Te Papa's Oceania Room. 

Scientists will be on hand to answer your questions, and as well as displays profiling our work on waterways, climate change, biodiversity, Wellington's wild and woolly weather, marine life, ocean-floor mapping, and first-hand experiences of dolphins and whales in Cook Strait.

Our speakers and exhibitors include:

Friday 10 November 2017

Richard Querel, Scientist, NIWA

What a tiny research station in rural Central Otago is telling the world.

11.15am Friday 10 November

Soundings Theatre - Level 2, Te Papa

Craig Stevens, Physical Oceanographer, NIWA

Science in Antarctica: How to make discoveries without getting frostbite

1.15pm Friday 10 November

Soundings Theatre - Level 2Te Papa

Helen Neil, Marine Geologist, NIWA

Draining the ocean – what’s really at the bottom of the sea?

3.15pm Friday 10 November

Soundings Theatre - Level 2Te Papa

Saturday 11 November 2017

Ben Noll, Meteorologist, NIWA

The weather with you: what makes Wellington’s weather so special?

12.15pm Saturday 11 November

Soundings Theatre - Level 2Te Papa

Kimberley Goetz, Marine Ecologist, NIWA

Hearing is believing: listening to whales in Cook Strait

2.15pm Saturday 11 November

Soundings Theatre - Level 2Te Papa

All the talks schedule

Public talk schedule by Crown Research Institutes - 12mins/talk

Soundings Theatre - Level 2Te Papa

Friday 10 November

10.00am Anthony Scott, Chief Executive, Science New Zealand
Science in New Zealand – the matter matters

10.15am Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Scientist, Food & Bio-based Products, AgResearch
The tiny and fascinating world of the everyday microbe.

10.30am Jenny Draper, Bioinformatics Consultant, ESR
The sequencing revolution – how technology is beating disease

10.45am Jocelyn Turnbull, Radiocarbon Science Leader, GNS Science
Something in the air – the story of rising Carbon Dioxide

11.00am John Innes, Wildlife Ecologist, Manaaki Whenua
Bird Sanctuariesthe sad fall and glorious rise of the North Island kakapo.

11.15am Richard Querel, Scientist, NIWA
What a tiny research station in rural Central Otago is telling the world

11.30am Brian Cutting, Entomologist, Plant & Food Research
The buzz on bumble bees

11.45am Nari Williams, Forest Pathologist, Scion
Know your enemy: can we beat kauri dieback?

12.00pm Anthony Scott, Chief Executive, Science New Zealand
Science in New Zealand – the matter matters

12.15pm Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Scientist, Food & Bio-based Products, AgResearch
The tiny and fascinating world of the everyday microbe.

12.30pm Maria Hepi, Social Scientist, ESR
When two worlds collide: western social science and hapū development

12.45pm Graham Leonard, Volcanic Geologist, GNS Science
New Zealand’s amazing, and incredibly active, supervolcanoes

1.00pm Andrew Gormley, Quantitative Wildlife Ecologist, Manaaki Whenua
TB free: a science success story

1.15pm Craig Stevens, Physical Oceanographer, NIWA
Science in Antarctica: How to make discoveries without getting frostbite

1.30pm Trish Fraser, Soil Scientist, Plant & Food Research
Soil, our underground treasure

1.45pm Nari Williams, Forest Pathologist, Scion
Know your enemy: can we beat kauri dieback?

2.00pm Anthony Scott, Chief Executive, Science New Zealand
Science in New Zealand – the matter matters

2.15pm Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Scientist, Food & Bio-based Products, AgResearch
The tiny and fascinating world of the everyday microbe.

2.30pm Janina Neale, Team Leader – Forensic Service Centre, ESR
No laughing matter – a forensic science case study about murder and clowns

2.45pm Richard Levy, Climate scientist, GNS Science
One great big melting pot – a view of Antarctica in a warmer world

3.00pm Andrew McMillan, Senior Researcher, Manaaki Whenua
Flying eyes in the sky - using drones for doing science

3.15pm Helen Neil, Marine Geologist, NIWA
Draining the ocean – what’s really at the bottom of the sea?

3.30pm Maren Wellenreuther, Scientist, Plant & Food Research
Why are baby snapper all girls and other interesting fish facts

3.45pm Marc Gaugler, Material Scientist, Scion
Making cars from wood is just the beginning

Saturday 11 November

11.00am Anthony Scott, Chief Executive, Science New Zealand
Science in New Zealand – the matter matters

11.15am Dr Greg Bryan, Principal Scientist, Forage Science, AgResearch
The future is grass, man

11.30am Jacqui Horswell, Environmental Microbiologist, ESR
What’s manuka got to do with clean waterways?

11.45am Karyne Rogers, Isotope Chemist, GNS Science
Should you trust food labels? Science can tell you.

12.00pm Sam Carrick, Soil Scientist, Manaaki Whenua
An Ode to Soil: 10 wonders of a rich resource

12.15pm Ben Noll, Meteorologist, NIWA
The weather with you: what makes Wellington’s weather so special?

12.30pm Maren Wellenreuther, Scientist, Plant & Food Research
Why are baby snapper all girls and other interesting fish facts

12.45pm Marc Gaugler, Material Scientist, Scion
Making cars from wood is just the beginning

1.00pm Anthony Scott, Chief Executive, Science New Zealand
Science in New Zealand – the matter matters

1.15pm Dr Greg Bryan, Principal Scientist, Forage Science, AgResearch
The future is grass, man

1.30pm Dr SallyAnn Harbison, Senior Science Leader, ESR
CSI New Zealand: unravelling our DNA

1.45pm Jérôme Leveneur, Senior Scientist, GNS Science
Stranger Tiny Things – what can you do with something really, really, really small?

2.00pm Hugh Gourlay, Research Technician, Manaaki Whenua
Using nature to control weeds

2.15pm Kimberley Goetz, Marine Ecologist, NIWA
Hearing is believing: listening to whales in Cook Strait

2.30pm Brian Cutting, Entomologist, Plant & Food Research
The buzz on bumble bees

2.45pm Marc Gaugler, Material Scientist, Scion
Making cars from wood is just the beginning

 

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