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Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps - 04/12/2018

A group of international scientists, including researchers from GNS Science, has produced a new global earthquake hazard map and, for the first time, accompanying risk maps. The maps and associated software will set a new benchmark for developing disaster risk reduction strategies worldwide.

Resilience to Nature’s Challenges welcomes a new Governance Group Chair and a Deputy Director - 26/11/2018

Jenn Bestwick joins us as Chairperson of the Resilience Challenge Governance Group, and Richard Smith fills a newly established Deputy Director role.

Scientists launch online survey to help make cities more resilient - 19/11/18

Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and the impacts on people and businesses.

News Backgrounder - 14/11/2018

This week marks the second anniversary of the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake that ruptured a world record 25 faults in the upper South Island. GNS Science reflects on some of the key features and implications of this complex event – and talks to principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman about what we’ve learned.

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Life after a quake

Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and how people and businesses were affected.

Taking our geoscience to our communities 28/08/2018

A hugely successful public meeting in Blenheim last year has spurred on the Marlborough District Council to holding a follow up event this week on the latest earthquake research as part of the South Island Annual Civil Defence meeting.

Supervolcano lessons a hit for Hilltop students - 15/08/2018

Scientist Dr Ben Payne from GNS Science was slightly apprehensive when he entered Room 8 at Hilltop School in Taupo last Wednesday. He was there to run an outreach programme with students as a pilot study for an education component of a research project.

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