Text says 'Haere mai, welcome' above a purple landscape of mountains and dark tree silhouettes reflected in Lake Matheson, New Zealand

Tēnā koutou katoa, nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi. He wāhi tēnei hei whakamōhio atu ki a koutou mō ētahi o ngā kaupapa o te ao, he wāhi anō hoki e taea ai e mātau te torotoro atu ki ā koutou. Nā reira, nau mai haramai.

 

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Kaitohutohu Mātanga Pūtaiao Matua ki te Pirimia.

Join us to celebrate science in Aotearoa New Zealand and stay up to date with our work.

We welcome your ideas about how science can make a difference to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Updates from the Office

COVID-19 as a case study in our polluted information landscape

Juliet joined Professor Julia M Wright to discuss the information landscape in Aotearoa during COVID-19.  She reflected on the role of science communication during different phases of the pandemic, and how tools discussed in a recent report from the OPMCSA, He Uru...

Navigating the complexities of pollution from the space industry

Measuring pollution produced by the space sector can be quite complicated and it seems there's more to it than just space debris. OPMCSA fellow Priyanka Dhopade and analyst Carolle Varughese reflect on caring for the final frontier. The space sector Historically,...

Our latest intern report

One of the pleasures of working in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor is getting involved with the interns on their projects. The projects provide opportunities for the interns to apply their knowledge in a policy area, build their skills and...

In the media

Tom Wilson on disaster risk management

Tom Wilson, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Chief Science Advisor,...

AI in Healthcare report in the media

The 2023 report, Capturing the benefits of AI in healthcare for Aotearoa New...

Mike Bunce on NZ’s river health and environmental DNA

Mike Bunce, Chief Science Advisor | Department of Conservation (DOC) – Te Papa...