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GNS Science supports government initiative towards enhanced geological hazards monitoring - 22/12/2016

Today, there has been a joint announcement by the Minister of Science and Innovation Honourable Paul Goldsmith and the Minister of Civil Defence Honourable Gerry Brownlee that further funding has been provided for enhanced geohazards monitoring to GNS Science.

Australian and New Zealand students get up close with geological wonderland - 14/12/2016

Twenty top earth science students from New Zealand and Australian universities recently had a blast exploring the geology of Wairarapa over three days.

GNS Science Staff Excellence Awards - 23/11/2016

GNS Science celebrated excellence and high achievement across a range of fields this week with the presentation of its 2016 Staff Excellence Awards.

M7.8 Kaikoura quake the biggest since the Dusky Sound jolt in 2009 - 15/11/2016

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.

Rutherford Fellowship will investigate mega-thrust earthquakes - 11/11/2016

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.

GNS Science pair help to build new map of the Ross Ice Shelf for climate modelling - 11/11/2016

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 awarded three new Marsden grants - 08/11/2016

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 gather to share advances in nanotechnology - 31/10/2016

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.

GNS Science names new Chief Executive - 28/09/2016

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 to survey uncharted seafloor area - 26/09/2016

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.