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National Geohazards Monitoring Centre opens at GNS Science - 12/12/2018

The newly-opened National Geohazards Monitoring Centre will lead to a safer and more resilient New Zealand, according to its hosts, GNS Science.

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.

Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward - 12/11/18

Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future.

Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards - 09/11/2018

Researchers from GNS Science involved at all stages of the science value chain were this week honoured for their contributions to making New Zealand more resilient to geological hazards.

Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund - 08/11/2018

Research projects at GNS Science that will investigate rupture processes on the Alpine Fault and the emission of greenhouse gases from volcanic areas in the North Island have won funding in this year’s round of the prestigious Marsden Fund.

Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ - 06/11/2018

A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand.

Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body - 01/11/2018

Geophysicist Laura Wallace of GNS Science was today named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi for research that has put New Zealand at the forefront worldwide of studies on tectonic plate boundary processes.