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New artwork reflects Canterbury quakes - 17/06/2015

A new permanent artwork in the foyer of GNS Science’s Lower Hutt headquarters marks the contributions that scientists made to understanding the Canterbury earthquake sequence.

Quake instruments to be retrieved after 12 months on the seafloor - 17/06/2015

Scientists from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand will retrieve instruments from the seafloor near Poverty Bay over the next two weeks as part of a project to measure earthquake activity and movement of the seafloor where the Pacific Plate is being thrust under or 'subducted' beneath the eastern North Island.

Accessible science coming to Hutt City libraries - 11/06/2015

Hands-on science learning for primary-aged students is about to get a boost thanks to a joint initiative involving GNS Science and Hutt City Libraries.

Anniversary geological map hits the spot - 11/06/2015

A century and a half after the production of the first geological map of New Zealand, GNS Science has published what could be regarded as the ultimate update map – a new one to one million-scale geological map of the whole country.

World-first volcano risk assessment system wins accolade - 02/06/2015

A GNS Science-devised system to work out the cumulative annual risk of working on and near active volcanoes has won a national safety award.

Scientists uncover evidence of subduction quakes under central NZ - 19/05/2015

Scientists have found evidence that two large ‘subduction’ earthquakes occurred under central New Zealand in the past 1000 years.

GNS Science set to wow world geothermal event - 19/04/2015

GNS Science staff will join a large New Zealand contingent in Melbourne this week for the week-long World Geothermal Congress.

Funding boost will help joint science projects with iwi groups - 16/04/2015

GNS Science has won funding of $200,000 over the next two years from MBIE for two science projects specifically designed in collaboration with North Island iwi groups.

Anniversary backgrounder - GNS Science - 150 years of science - 02/04/2015

Prior to the Canterbury earthquakes, many people had not heard of GNS Science. But this month the organisation that helped the public understand the science of earthquakes turned 150 years old.

Scientists prepare ground for possible exploration of gas hydrates - 30/03/2015

A group of scientists from two Crown Research Institutes and two universities are part-way through a six-year research programme to better understand New Zealand's offshore deposits of gas hydrates.