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NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor - 21/06/2018

New Zealand’s contribution to an ambitious international project aiming to map the entire seafloor of the world in less than 12 years was launched in Wellington this week.

International recognition for research output for GNS Science - 12/06/2018

GNS Science has been recognised for the high calibre of its research by being the top ranked corporate institution in the world for its output of publications in earth and environmental sciences.

Deep signals may hold clues for understanding how quakes start - 05/06/2018

Scientists studying earthquakes on a large fault in Alaska have identified types of seismic activity that can precede a normal earthquake.

Scientists ask for public help in finding missing instruments - 22/05/2018

Scientists have asked for public help in finding three ocean bottom seismometers, on loan from Japan, that failed to surface when they tried to pick them up from the seafloor two months ago.

Inangahua quake jolted NZ out of complacency - 19/05/2018

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 Inangahua earthquake and scientists are among those reflecting on how much progress has been made in the world of earthquake science since 1968.

World first probe of submarine volcano gets underway - 07/05/2018

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants will drill into a hydrothermally active submarine volcano northeast of White Island in a bid to learn more about how metals move through the Earth’s crust and find out about the life forms that live in these extreme environments. 

Tapping into New Zealand’s sleeping giant - 04/05/2018

Stretching down the length of the North Island’s east coast lies a sleeping geological giant - the Hikurangi subduction zone. It is New Zealand’s largest and most active plate boundary, where the Pacific Plate subducts beneath the Australian Plate, giving rise to large earthquakes and tsunamis.

Iconic landscape images on display at Upper Hutt gallery - 02/04/2018

An exhibition of images by one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers opens at Expressions Gallery in Upper Hutt this weekend.

Scientists prepare for school camp in Masterton in May - 26/04/2018

Staff from GNS Science have been in Masterton this week finalising arrangements for a hands-on science event for intermediate-age and college students in Wairarapa.

New Zealand’s first offshore observatories are now recording from inside our largest fault - 18/04/2018

Two world-class subseafloor observatories are now operating at the northern Hikurangi subduction zone where the Pacific Plate dives beneath the North Island, thanks to an international team of earth scientists and engineers.