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GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects - 13/09/2018

GNS Science has been awarded $11.2 million for three new multi-year research projects in the latest round of the Government’s Endeavour Fund, announced today.

Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal - 11/09/2018

Landslides and surface fault ruptures could potentially cause blockages at more than 120 locations on South Island highways after a rupture of the Alpine Fault, according to a study.

New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind - 20/08/2018

A newly published geological map of Tongariro National Park brings new insights to the geological formation and volcanic history of this World Heritage Area.

Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami - 13/08/2018

A group of scientists is heading to the Chatham Islands this week to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand’s only documented fatal tsunami.

Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces - 03/08/2018

Researchers at GNS Science have reconfirmed work they undertook five years ago on the fate of the world famous Pink and White Terraces after the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera.

Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations - 26/07/2018

A GNS Science-led investigation of a handful of active faults in the wider Dunedin area has a mix of good and bad news for the city.

Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations - 12/07/2018

GNS Science and the University of Otago recently joined forces to upskill developing countries in Asia and the Pacific in techniques for food authentication.

Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano - 05/07/2018

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants has returned from a two-month voyage in the Kermadec Arc bristling with new knowledge about the inside workings of submarine volcanoes.

Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume - 03/07/2018

GNS Science staff are major contributors to a landmark collection of research papers on the geoscience nitty-gritty of the 14 November 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, which has been published this week.

Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past - 26/06/2018

Research by a group of scientists from 17 countries has concluded that many current climate models may be underestimating projected changes within the next 80 years.