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GNS Science celebrated excellence and high achievement across a range of fields this week with the presentation of its 2016 Staff Excellence Awards.
Scientists continue to pore over seismic, satellite and GPS data to try and understand the complexities of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that occurred in North Canterbury on Monday morning. It is the biggest quake in New Zealand since the magnitude 7.8 Dusky Sound earthquake in 2009.
GNS Science seismologist Yoshihiro Kaneko has been awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to investigate the slip behavior on the tectonic plate boundary below the North Island’s east coast.
Two marine geoscientists from GNS Science are spending up to six hours each day in a US Hercules aircraft flying above Antarctica as part of an international project to produce a map of the Ross Ice Shelf and the seafloor beneath it.
GNS Science researchers have won Marsden Fund support for three new projects over the next three years in the latest round of the investigator-led research fund announced last week.
Scientists from 27 countries have gathered in Wellington this week to share the latest advances in nanotechnology, superconductors, high-end manufacturing, and ion beam technology.
Ian Simpson, currently the Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission, has been named as the new Chief Executive of GNS Science. He will take up his new role on 30 January 2017.
Scientists set off today on a 21-day voyage to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland.
Scientists who struggled to unravel the complexities of last week's magnitude 7.1 quake northeast of East Cape say a brace of undersea instruments to be installed east of Gisborne in 2018 should ultimately lead to more accurate information on undersea quakes east of the North Island.
An exhibition of 70-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found near Nelson started a one month showing at the War Memorial Library in Lower Hutt this week.