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Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards - 09/11/2018

Researchers from GNS Science involved at all stages of the science value chain were this week honoured for their contributions to making New Zealand more resilient to geological hazards.

Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund - 08/11/2018

Research projects at GNS Science that will investigate rupture processes on the Alpine Fault and the emission of greenhouse gases from volcanic areas in the North Island have won funding in this year’s round of the prestigious Marsden Fund.

Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ - 06/11/2018

A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand.

Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body - 01/11/2018

Geophysicist Laura Wallace of GNS Science was today named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi for research that has put New Zealand at the forefront worldwide of studies on tectonic plate boundary processes. 

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network - 15/10/2018

Staff from GNS Science are in the Solomon Islands for the next month to help set up the country’s first geohazard monitoring network to provide real-time information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis.

International research to gather more information about NZ’s largest fault - 05/10/2018

An international team of scientists sets off this weekend to place earthquake monitoring instruments along New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone.

GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects - 13/09/2018

GNS Science has been awarded $11.2 million for three new multi-year research projects in the latest round of the Government’s Endeavour Fund, announced today.

Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal - 11/09/2018

Landslides and surface fault ruptures could potentially cause blockages at more than 120 locations on South Island highways after a rupture of the Alpine Fault, according to a study.

New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind - 20/08/2018

A newly published geological map of Tongariro National Park brings new insights to the geological formation and volcanic history of this World Heritage Area.

Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami - 13/08/2018

A group of scientists is heading to the Chatham Islands this week to mark the 150th anniversary of New Zealand’s only documented fatal tsunami.