Issue 22, December 2016




Issue 22, December 2016

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Calling all citizen scientists

New smartphone appA smartphone app has been developed to give the public a new way to report sightings of eucalyptus pests.
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Lessons from the 1990s vital for next expansion in forest plantings
Planting more trees is one of the most cost effective mechanisms for New Zealand to meet its COP21 Paris Climate Agreement target and generate many environmental and regional co-benefits.

Speaking on an international stage
Scion staff have been on the road presenting our work to new markets.

World class bioenergy experts
For one week in early November, Scion hosted the world’s foremost bioenergy experts in Rotorua for the latest round of International Energy Association (IEA) Bioenergy meetings.

Research with an impact
The UN Weather Agency has confirmed that 2011-2015 was the hottest five year period on record. Now more than ever, we have good reason to work closely with industry to deliver research that will have a big impact and prepare New Zealand’s forestry and wood product industries for the realities of climate change in our future.

Awarding excellence
Scion staff have had a busy awards season. Here’s a full wrap up of the individuals who took out awards in their fields.

Accolades all around for ‘green’ glue
Scion’s environmentally-friendly bioadhesives technology Ligate™ has been earning accolades all over.

Paua Power on a screen near you
The crew from television series Rural Delivery visited our Rotorua campus to film an episode on our 3D printed bio-plastic containing paua shells.

Annual report available now
Our 2016 annual report is now available. The report showcases a very successful year in creating science impact and financial performance.

CEO retires
After almost six years at the helm and more than 20 years in senior executive roles, CEO Dr Warren Parker has announced his retirement.

Introducing our new logo
In October we launched our new logo, which better connects with our business strategy and organisational values.

Meri Kirihimete
Our offices will close for the year at 5pm on Wednesday December 21 and re-open on 9 January.