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GNS Science helps with Vanuatu volcanic crisis - 22/12/2009

Late in 2009 two GNS Science volcanologists went to Vanuatu to provide advice about an erupting volcano on the remote northern Vanuatu island of Gaua.

Globe Claritas used in major NZ seismic survey - 30/11/2009

Software from GNS Science is being used to get a first look at New Zealand’s offshore geology as part of a major push to open up new areas for oil exploration.

Seabed drilling probes sea level change - 16/11/2009

An international team of 33 scientists will spend the next two months drilling beneath the seabed off the Canterbury coast in a bid to pin down the link between climate and sea level changes over the last 35 million years.

Dinosaur footprints discovered in the South Island - 07/11/2009

Scientists have found 70 million-year-old dinosaur footprints in northwest Nelson. They are the first dinosaur footprints to be recognised in New Zealand and the first evidence of dinosaurs in the South Island. They were discovered by geologist Greg Browne of GNS Science.

Victoria University and GNS Science to work more closely together on postgraduate teaching and research - 21/10/2009

Victoria University and GNS Science to work more closely together on postgraduate teaching and research Victoria University and GNS Science have agreed to work more closely together on postgraduate teaching and research, signing a Memorandum of Understanding today.

NZ scientists to study tsunami impacts in Samoa - 09/10/2009

A team of New Zealand scientists and engineers will travel to Samoa this weekend to gather information on the impact of the September 30 tsunami on coastal communities and infrastructure.

New research shows lower threat from Wellington fault - 18/09/2009

The major fault running through Wellington City is about 50 per cent less likely to rupture in the next 100 years than previously thought, according to research carried out under the ‘It’s Our Fault’ project.

Fewer landslides than expected from Fiordland quake - 11/08/2009

The recent magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Fiordland caused fewer than expected landslides in Fiordland National Park, geologists said today.

Cenozoic mollusca of New Zealand online - 10/08/2009

This book provides an overview of the Cenozoic molluscan fauna of New Zealand, including a large number of previously unrecorded taxa, in a much fuller synthesis than anything attempted before or since.

Rare deep-sea chimney on display in the Beehive - 07/08/2009

GNS Science has given a rare deep-sea mineralised chimney for display in the Beehive office of Research Science & Technology Minister Hon Dr Wayne Mapp.