Masters: Mātauranga Māori in Environmental Forecasting

Matatuhi: Unlocking the forecasting potential of environmental tohu via ensemble systems models

Two Masters positions:

Māori experiential knowledge in the Central Volcanic Plateau, and

Iwi-centric forecasting tools and training materials for the Central Volcanic Plateau

Massey University, Palmerston North

Level: funded Masters opportunities (MBIE Smart Idea)


We aim to provide robust forecasts of the future of Ruapehu and the Central Volcanic Plateau through a holistic methodology. We know that adding more voices with alternate understandings leads to better, more transparent forecasts with accurate descriptions of uncertainty.

The project will be designed around your strengths and motivations, thus, you can work towards either a Master of Arts (Māori Knowledge) or Master of Science (Earth Science). Applicants should be creative and dependable and must be iwi affiliated. 

Scholarships are fully funded (including fees), with a stipend of $22,000 per year (a total of $33,000 over 1.5 years). You will be under the supervision of Prof. Hēmi Whaanga, Prof. Jonathan Procter, and Dr Melody Whitehead.

Contact: Melody Whitehead, Massey University for more information.

Closing date: applications open until a suitable candidate is found.

More information and how to apply here.