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Major study on geothermal potential to get underway in May - 23/02/2018

A research project aiming to define opportunities for developing geothermal heat supply at likely prospects along the length of the West Coast will get underway in May.

NZDF and GNS Science to map seafloor volcanic structures - 19/02/2017

The New Zealand Defence Force and GNS Science are joining forces to map the seafloor off the Bay of Plenty coast to better define volcanic structures on and under the seafloor.

Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? - 19/02/18

Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries.  Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings.

Tracking the path of Porirua tsunamis - 13/02/2018

Where are tsunamis likely to flow in Porirua, and what does that mean for where you put buildings?  This is the question EQC has funded GNS scientist Dr Wendy Saunders to investigate.

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Scientists from 20 countries gather to discuss earthquake geology

Science update, 28 November 2017 - Around the first anniversary of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, GNS Science hosted 130 geologists from around the world at a meeting focused on the latest research and advances in earthquake geology. Earthquake geology is a discipline that uses the geological record and landscape features to understand the size and frequency of past large earthquakes.

Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference

Occurring March 26 – 28th 2018 the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference – AEIC2018 - will be held here in Wellington, New Zealand in a stimulating environment in the central city where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the surrounding city and harbour.

Why it’s so important to mark the anniversaries of earthquakes

Whether it’s one year or, in the case of the formidable Alpine fault, 300, looking back to these events should motivate action on building resilience, writes Ursula Cochran of GNS.

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