The New Zealand Climate Adaptation Platform (CAP) has partnered with Ngā Ara Whetū to further CAP’s aim to publish and disseminate climate change-related research studies, papers, reports, and case studies.

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The Climate Adaptation Platform (CAP) has partnered with Ngā Ara Whetū to further its aim of publishing and disseminating climate change-related research studies, papers, reports, and case studies. CAP has been established as a partnership between the University of Auckland and the private sector, with some University of Auckland staff on CAP leadership. 

The aim is to showcase New Zealand and introduce international practices to help countries and communities, particularly the most vulnerable, prepare for and build resilience against climate change impacts. Ngā Ara Whetū and CAP are, therefore, natural partners.

The CAP website was launched in October 2016, and since then, it has published 1,040+ blog posts featuring climate change-related studies, reports, news, articles, and events (averaging approximately 3-4 blogs a week). If you a Ngā Ara Whetū researcher and would like to see your work profiled on CAP, please send your journal article to jewel(at)

Why publish your work in CAP?
CAP will help increase the discoverability and visibility of your work, which means higher impact and increased citations. CAP is enjoying high traffic and site visits not only from New Zealand but internationally, allowing your work will reach more people within and outside your field and circle, which can provide more opportunities for collaboration and possibly funding.

Current traffic for the CAP website:
• Nov 2023 was the top month with 9,712 sessions (equating to a session every 15 minutes)
• 2023 – total impressions (number of people who have seen the option for going to the CAP website 4,028,152)
• For the top 15 queries, CAP was among the top 5 websites listed on Google Search.

How does it work?
CAP publishes, on average, four blog posts or articles a week. The blog post or article gives an overview of your study and uses or incorporates optimised keywords and phrases so your target audience can easily find or discover your work in search engines, increasing its viewership and expanding your reach. CAP also provides a link to where your work is published and promotes it online and through CAP’s social media platforms (LinkedIn, X, and Facebook). Before we publish a blog post or article on your work, we send it to you for review and approval.

Examples of papers/studies featured in CAP.

From Prof David Noone, Director, Founding Director of Ngā Ara Whetū:
Climate Change Monitoring Using TROPOMI
Explaining the Role of Clouds-Circulation Coupling in Climate
Understanding Hydrological Cycle with Climate Change

From Prof Aasad Shamseldin, Faculty of Engineering:
New Zealand Climate Change and Urbanisation Impacts on Auckland’s Energy Demands
How Will New Zealand’s Buildings Cope with the Changing Climate?
Measuring Stormwater Resilience Based on Urban Catchment Characteristics

We also promote your events – seminars, conferences, and meetings- and publish videos of them. Please see below samples of events we have published:
CAP’s first Webinar series:
Climate Change Adaptation Roadshow Webinar #1 Video
Earth Day 2024 – Planet/People v. Plastics: the consequences of our overreliance on plastic
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