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Volcano Short Course 2020

Taupo township sits at the northern end of the Taupo caldera, which has produced two of the world's most powerful  eruptions in the past 5000 years. The Taupo volcano has erupted 26 times in the past 26,000 years. Its most recent eruption was 1800 years ago. Photo: Lloyd Homer, GNS Science

Taupo township sits at the northern end of the Taupo caldera, which has produced two of the world's most powerful eruptions in the past 5000 years. The Taupo volcano has erupted 26 times in the past 26,000 years. Its most recent eruption was 1800 years ago. Photo: Lloyd Homer, GNS Science

Armitage Hotel 9 Willow Street, Tauranga
21-22 September 2020
Caldera Volcanoes Field Trip (optional) 23 September 2020

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

GNS Science offers this course on volcanoes annually. GNS Science specialises in improving the understanding of New Zealand’s geologically active landscape and assessing the risk and impact of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunami. It also runs the GeoNet monitoring project, which is cofunded by EQC.

Who is the course for?

The course will be particularly relevant for:

  • Central and Local Government, 
  • Infrastructure companies, NGOs
  • Those involved in the management of volcanic risk: emergency managers, public health unit and DHB staff, regional council environmental monitoring, primary industries. 

There will be plenty of interactive discussion, and you can learn from both New Zealand and overseas experiences.

Download the course flyer here.  Volcano_Short_Course_2020.pdf (1.33 MB)