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CALDERA workshop call - 23/06/2022

Caldera volcanoes produce Earth’s largest explosive eruptions, experience earthquakes, host mineral and geothermal resources, and support a largely unexplored biosphere. The volcanic, tectonic, hydrologic and biologic processes in calderas are intimately connected, yet poorly understood, and require subsurface observations.

New Zealand partnership increases geothermal presence in Japan - 21/04/2022

GNS Science and Geo40 have today announced a geothermal coalition which will see them establish a physical presence in Tokyo. The move to open an office in Japan demonstrates the strength of New Zealand’s expertise in the geothermal space, and builds on GNS Science’s long-standing partnerships in Japan.

Supporting the International Day for Women and Girls in Science - 10/02/2022

Dr Gill Jolly, a GNS volcanologist, reflects on her career, the importance of mentors, and what changes we still need to see in science for International Day for Women and Girls in Science

We’re reducing our carbon footprint - 31/03/2022

As one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading environmental research agencies, GNS Science is committed to acting in an environmentally ethical and responsible manner, and supporting an environmentally-conscious culture. Our scientists are kaitiaki, or guardians, of New Zealand’s natural environment. We position ourselves as the ‘Energy CRI’, which means we play a major role in enabling New Zealand’s transition to a low-carbon future.

DART network proves invaluable in assessing tsunami threat following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption - 18/01/2022

Aotearoa New Zealand’s network of DART buoys proved vital over the weekend as tsunami experts raced to analyse the tsunami threat to our coastlines following a large, explosive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga.

New Zealand and Japan are building a carbon neutral future together through geothermal development – 12/01/21

Last month, GNS Science and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) held their first International Online Seminar, “Carbon Neutral Geothermal” to over 203 attendees from 21 countries. The seminar focused on the latest research and business trends in carbon neutral technology and geothermal energy.

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future - 09/11/2021

While COP26 today focuses on science and innovation’s role in combating climate change, Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.

Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century - 15/10/2021

While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.

Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows - 10/09/2021

A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.

New Zealand first Government to sign global seabed mapping project - 21/07/2021

Today New Zealand signed up to a global seabed mapping project, to map the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030. So far, 20 per cent of the world’s ocean floor has been mapped to modern standards.