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We are New Zealand's leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. We apply our scientific knowledge from the atomic to the planetary scale to create wealth, protect the environment, and improve the safety of people.

 Earth Science

Understanding earth processes for exploration and geohazards.

Energy & Resources

Sustainable energy development and resource use for wealth creation.

Natural Hazards

Understanding, monitoring and planning for community protection.

Environment & Materials

Understanding of human impacts on earth systems, and innovations for industry

Media Releases

Project to understand health of lakes receives $12 million in MBIE funding - 15/09/2017

A project jointly led by GNS Science and the Cawthron Institute to understand the current and historic health of 380 New Zealand lakes has received $12 million over five years from the government’s Endeavour Fund.

Kaikoura quake triggered widespread slow-slip events - 12/09/2017

Last November’s magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura quake sparked a series of major slow-slip events on the shallow part of the subduction zone beneath the east coast of the North Island, new research published this week says.

Plumbing the depths of Zealandia’s ocean - 19/07/2017

One of the world’s top scientific research ships will next week start a series of expeditions in the seas around New Zealand probing some of the 21st century’s big earth science questions.

Studies reveal Auckland Volcanic Field’s past: it’s temperamental and unpredictable - 18/07/2017

Two new studies published this month reveal that Auckland’s volcanic past was temperamental, with at one stage several large eruptions happening within 4,000 years, contrasted with thousands of years or more of silence.

Database holds Earth’s 2000-year climate history - 12/07/2017

Climate scientists will be able to more accurately study Earth’s temperature changes, thanks to a global database compiled with the help of a GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington researcher.

What's new

Introducing GeoTrips

GNS Science is delighted to introduce the new GeoTrips website. 

Research Update: First major study of urban CO2 emissions from down under

A GNS Science team led by Radiocarbon Science Leader Dr Jocelyn Turnbull will be collaborating on the first major study of CO2 emissions from Southern Hemisphere cities over the next two years.

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