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Latest releases from our newsroom

Ground-breaking climate change collaboration awarded PM’s Science Prize - 30/06/20

GNS Science is proud to be part of the Melting Ice & Rising Seas Team that has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

“Nice surprises” in Dunedin groundwater research - 29/06/2020

GNS Science experts report “a few nice surprises” after a year of groundwater monitoring – one of the first steps needed to fully understand Dunedin’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and flooding.

New maps and website give fresh insights into NZ continent - 22/06/2020

Two maps and a website released by GNS Science this week give insights into the amazing forces that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand and the mostly submerged continent that lies beneath our feet.

Revised hazard posters for Mt Ruapehu 2020 – 12 June 2020

Collective release: Department of Conservation, GNS Science, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts

Ruapehu is an incredible winter playground, and as mountain users prepare for the 2020 season a revised set of hazard posters will help them know how to keep themselves safe on the volcano.

Government’s support for science sector crucial for NZ’s recovery - GNS Science - 03/06/20

Science and innovation will play a crucial role in New Zealand’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement of additional support for the sector.

International recognition for GNS Science's research output - 05/05/2020

Cutting edge research and high-impact partnerships have cemented GNS Science’s position as a thought leader in earth and environmental sciences, recognised in the annual Nature Index.

Chance discovery finds ‘Goldilocks conditions’ needed for quakes to trigger a volcanic eruption - 04/04/2020

A chance discovery by researchers at GNS Science has shed light on why it is possible for an earthquake, in rare conditions, to trigger a volcanic eruption.

GNS Science is committed to putting the safety of our staff, communities and stakeholders first - 10/06/2020

We wanted to update you on our operations in light of the recent Covid-19 announcements. Updated 10/06/20

GNS Science continues to monitor NZ’s geological hazards during COVID-19 crisis - 23/03/2020

New Zealand’s four geohazard perils – earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami – are still being continuously monitored despite the COVID-19 pandemic, GNS Science says.

Moving mountains on the ocean floor may hold key to East Coast earthquakes - 04/03/2020

Earthquakes and slow slip events may be influenced by mountains on the ocean floor, or “seamounts”, according to new research co-authored by GNS Science.