SPARC scientist decries cutbacks at world-class New Zealand facility

Plans to disestablish numbers of measurement scientists positions and reduce or discontinue some measurements at the NIWA atmospheric-research centre in Lauder, New Zealand have prompted a barrage of international concern.

Find the full story on Nature News (13 July 2012).

Find the letter of concern prepared by SPARC’s co-chair Ted Shepherd and sent to the New Zealand Ministers for the Environment and for Science and Innovation (5 July 2012).

Find NIWA’s letter of acknowledgement (31 July 2012).

Find response from the NZ Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon. Steven Joyce (7 August 2012).