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The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to dealing with natural hazards in New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 have found evidence that two large ‘subduction’ earthquakes occurred under central New Zealand in the past 1000 years.
GNS Science staff will join a large New Zealand contingent in Melbourne this week for the week-long World Geothermal Congress.
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.
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.