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Volcano Short Course 2022

Taranaki began erupting about 130,000 years ago, with large eruptions occurring every few hundred years. The last major eruption was around 1655 AD. At present the mountain is considered to be a “sleeping” active volcano that is likely to erupt again.

Taranaki began erupting about 130,000 years ago, with large eruptions occurring every few hundred years. The last major eruption was around 1655 AD. At present the mountain is considered to be a “sleeping” active volcano that is likely to erupt again.

We plan to hold the NZ Volcano Short Course in Taranaki this year 28-30 September. More details to follow closer to the date.

Learn about volcanoes, their hazards, impacts to society and mitigation strategies in this interactive two-day course. 

GNS Science offers this course on volcanoes annually. GNS Science specialises in improving the understanding of New Zealand’s geologically active landscape and assessing the risk and impact of earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunami. It also runs the GeoNet monitoring project, which is cofunded by EQC.

Who is the course for?

The course will be particularly relevant for:

  • Central and Local Government, 
  • Infrastructure companies, NGOs
  • Those involved in the management of volcanic risk: emergency managers, public health unit and DHB staff, regional council environmental monitoring, primary industries. 

There will be plenty of interactive discussion, and you can learn from both New Zealand and overseas experiences.