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Volcano Short Course 2017

Mount Tongariro

20th Volcano Short Course
11-12 October 2017
Eagle Technology Building, 135 Victoria Street, Wellington

Learn about volcanoes, their hazards, and associated impacts to society in this interactive two-day course.

This is the 20th anniversary for the Volcano Short Course, and for the first time in its history, it will be held in Wellington. It will be particularly relevant for Ministries, Local Government, Infrastructure companies and NGOs.

Did you know? 

Did you know that volcanic ash has fallen in the Wellington Region?

This occurred during the August 1945 eruption of Mt Ruapehu.

It will be led by internationally recognised scientists from GNS Science (including GeoNet), Canterbury University, Massey University, and supported by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. There will be hands-on exercises, and you can learn from experiences from both New Zealand and overseas.

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of New Zealand’s volcanoes
  • GeoNet monitoring and warnings
  • Volcanic hazards
  • Volcanic impacts on agriculture, health and infrastructure
  • Management of volcanic risk in New Zealand

Cost: $500 per person (enquire about a student discount)

Venue: Eagle Technology Building, 135 Victoria Street, Wellington

Download the flyer to register. The deadline has been extended to Friday 6 October.
Registrations are limited: Volcano-Short-Course-brochure-17.pdf (216.89 kB)