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New Zealand, American, and Japanese scientists will this week begin a two-week voyage to probe seabed thermal activity around 11 newly-mapped submarine volcanoes between the Bay of Plenty and the Kermadec Islands.
GNS Science is a research Institute owned by the New Zealand Government and incorporated on 1 July 1992.
This week's report of the latest collapse of Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica is a timely reminder that little is known about the behaviour of the Antarctic ice sheets and ice shelves and their role in global climate change, a New Zealand scientist said today.
New Zealand was hit by at least six potentially damaging earthquakes in 2001, but they were either too distant from population centres or too deep to cause harm, the GNS Science Limited (GNS) said today.
Professor Alex Malahoff has been appointed Chief Executive of the Institute of Geologicaland Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS). He is scheduled to take up the job on 1 July 2002.
A New Zealand-led group of scientists has found the first evidence for global destruction of forests when a large asteroid hit the Earth 65 million years ago, killing off the dinosaurs.
A new geological map of the East Coast, compiled by geologists Colin Mazengarb and Ian Speden, shows the region in more detail than ever before.
A New Zealand-led group of scientists has shown for the first time that long-term wobbles in the Earth's orbit have caused the East Antarctic ice sheet to expand and contract many times in the past.
International specialists will gather in Wellington next week for a workshop on the measures that can be taken to reduce New Zealand's vulnerability to earthquakes.
Tuesday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake 420km northeast of Gisborne was New Zealand's biggest jolt since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in a similar location on 6 February 1995.