Innovation Expo in Christchurch

For our Christchurch members (and beyond if you are down in Ōtautahi on 10-11/09: see

Call for projects Pacific Fund 2023

The 2nd call for project Pacific Fund 2023 is now open until August the 20th 2023. For more information go to:

“The deep sea: the state of play in Asia-Pacific” Territories/ PECC International Hybrid seminar 13-14 (not too late to register!)

On June 13 and 14, 2023, the France Pacific Territories Committee of the PECC (FPTPEC) will organize a PECC International seminar in Noumea, New Caledonia, to explore the diversity and complexity of the terms of the debate around mining of the deep sea, with the participation of various stakeholders: companies, researchers, scientists and governments, in […]

Our immediate past president, Dr Caroline Holden in the news!

Our immediate past president of FAST! Dr Caroline Holden has been sharing her knowledge of earthquake risks from the Alpine Fault with West Coast communities in the recent weeks…

Christchurch members: come and celebrate World Ocean Day by supporting a Blue Cradle event on 8th of June

Kia ora koutou / Dear friends and colleagues, Each year, we celebrate World Ocean Day on June 8th: Every New Odyssey has a beginning… On June 8th, join us for the release of our new documentary “A New Odyssey”. Set in 2021, this 33’ film tells the story of Blue Cradle’s inception story during […]

Announcement: Paris Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace and Climate Graduate School

IPSL-CGS Virtual School announcement Climate Change: Challenges and Issues for the Water Cycle / June 26-29, 2023 Dear all, The Climate Graduate School of the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL-CGS) is happy to announce its fourth edition of the IPSL Virtual School, online from Paris (France), June 26-29, 2023. The school is dedicated to international undergraduate […]

Have a solution for better protection and preservation of our planet? Read this!

(English speakers: see link at the bottom of the post, thanks!) On nous demande de relayer l’Appel à solutions du Forum de Paris sur la Paix qui tiendra sa 6ème édition les 10 et 11 novembre prochain. Les candidatures seront acceptées jusqu’au 23 mai 2023 à 23 h 59, heure de Paris et jusqu’à 60 solutions seront sélectionnées. Cette […]

Café des Idées à Christchurch & Wellington – 19 mai 2023

For the first time, the Alliance Francaise Christchurch, the Alliance Francaise Wellington and FAST! organised together a “Café des idées” with the projection of a movie about climate change followed by discussion with experts from France and New Zealand. Once you Know – how to act in the face of climate change ?  To avoid the […]

Winners of FAST! My Thesis in 5 min

Congratulations to our 4 winners of FAST! My thesis in 5 min competition! They all kindly agreed to shared their abstract and their videos below so you can all discover their research project linking France and New Zealand! Ellorine Carle, MSc Student Resolving landscape dynamics in the Fox Glacier/Te Moeka oTūawe Valley with remote sensing […]

New Zealand, Forest of the Giants

Wellington Screening of the 2022 documentary followed by Q&A with the director Please join FAST! member in Wellington for a relaxed and casual screening of Julie Merckling’s latest documentary ” New Zealand, Forest of the Giants ” followed by Q&A with the director. We will be showing the English version of the documentary. For more […]

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