A Regional Council Science Workshop was held on the 16-17 October 2018 at the Royal Society in Wellington. The New Zealand science landscape continues to evolve. National Science Challenges are about to enter a second phase of funding, responding to strategic needs to meet their various missions; MBIE Science has launched a new policy for their Endeavour Fund; and there is a sense that NZ science is not delivering to councils as much as it could. This workshop addressed these challenges and made progress towards identifying opportunities to produce a roadmap on how we can get more from science.

Workshop Presentations:

1. Workshop report 

2. Draft - Regional Council Think-Piece on Science Funding

3. Professor Juliet Gerrard - "Imagining the role science could play in Aotearoa"

4. Our Land and Water

5. Biological Heritage

6. Sustainable Seas

7. Deep South

8. DOC Freshwater and Marine

9. Conservation and Environment Science Roadmap