Extreme weather science response
The government reallocated $11.31 million for urgent scientific research and data collection to support the response to and recovery from the early-2023 extreme weather events in the North Island.
There was, and continues to be, high demand for research, data collection and science services to address immediate needs and inform recovery decisions following Auckland Anniversary weekend floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.
Funding was reallocated from existing investments to provide the necessary support the sector and affected communities needed. $8.6 million funded urgent scientific research and data collection, $2.21 million is set aside for Māori-determined priorities and $500,000 is going to a Recovery Advice Fund for affected councils.
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The extreme weather science response funded time-bound, evidence-based science services and perishable research and data collection to address immediate needs and inform response decisions following the North Island extreme weather events in early 2023.
This funding aims to connect hapū, marae and hapori Māori with research, science and innovation system resources in their ongoing recovery to the 2023 North Island extreme weather events and in aid of their preparation for future extreme weather events.
The Extreme Weather Recovery Advice Fund enables regional councils affected by the North Island extreme weather events in early 2023 to access science advice to inform their ongoing recovery efforts.
Extreme weather research database
This database is supporting greater connection and cooperation by showing what extreme weather-related research is happening and who is doing it.
If you’re undertaking or funding extreme weather-related research, please include details of your mahi.
You can also view a catalogue of emergency event data relating to current and past emergency events.
Emergency Events Data Catalouge(external link) — eedc.nedc.nz