Tagged: Wellington

Down by the seaside - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 24, 2012

This year’s NZ Climate Change Centre conference, to be held at Te Papa in Wellington next month, focusses on sea level rise, and how communities can adapt to the inevitable encroachment of the ocean. The organisers have laid on some excellent speakers, include Aussie oceanographer and sea level expert John Church, as well as many [...] … Read More

Emerging NZ Scientists – Cosmin Laslau, MESA Chairperson - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Mar 31, 2012

For those that aren’t aware the NZ Association of Scientists (NZAS) has decided to make the topic of its annual conference “Do Emerging* Scientists have a Future in New Zealand?”. The conference is being held at Rutherford House in Wellington on the 16th April and has the usual collection of suspects from business, academia and government speaking about … Read More

Chiasma WGTN - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Mar 22, 2012

Over recent months I’ve been lucky enough to become involved with a group of post-graduate students who are trying to stem the flow of graduates out of NZ. The story (well the Wellington chapter of it at least!) goes back to about June last year and (hopefully!) comes to fruition on Thursday evening next week with the launch … Read More

We can’t rule out catastrophic climate change - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Oct 28, 2011

A couple of weeks ago I plugged an upcoming talk by Pieter Tans of NOAA’s Earth Systems Research Lab in Boulder — a carbon cycle specialist and winner of the Roger Revelle Medal. The talk has now been and gone (on Wednesday in Wellington), and the Science Media Centre has made an audio recording available. [...] … Read More

Te Papa (got a brand new climate bag) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 24, 2011

I’m off to Wellington next week to take part in the NZ Climate Change Research Institute‘s Climate Futures Forum being held in Te Papa on Thursday and Friday. The forum’s organised around four themes: Climate change and society’s challenge Communication between the science community and society Human behaviour and the capacity to change Towards durable [...] … Read More