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GNS Science's research output wins international recognition - 21/06/2019

GNS Science has been recognised once again for its high calibre research and has been named the top ranked corporate institution in the world for its publications in earth and environmental sciences.

Understanding Antarctica’s role in a warmer world: innovative research to be led by GNS Science - 18/06/2019

GNS Science experts are tackling one of the world’s most pressing environmental questions: will the West Antarctic ice sheet remain if we manage to keep warming below 2°C?

International expedition will reveal long-lost Pink Terraces - 10/06/2019

More than 130 years after the world-famous Pink and White Terraces were buried in a massive volcanic eruption, an international team of scientists will reveal them for all to see.

First glimpse of Pink Terraces in new Prime documentary - 29/05/2019

A new documentary series to be broadcast on Prime on Sunday 9 June will give audiences the first glimpse of the iconic Pink Terraces in more than a century.

GNS Science wins Vision Mātauranga funding for two new projects - 29/05/2019

Projects to revive land impacted by geothermal development near Reporoa and improve the land and water quality around Hokianga Harbour in the Far North have each received a $100,000 funding boost in the latest round of the Government’s Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund.

New Antarctic research “a big step forward” in predicting impacts of climate change - 29/05/2019

The Ross Ice Shelf holds the key to avoiding catastrophic sea-level rises as the planet warms – and new research will help scientists monitor its future health.

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone - 21/05/2019

A new study has given scientists a better understanding of the way plate tectonic stresses build up and are dissipated on the Hikurangi subduction zone, east of the North Island.

Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature - 10/05/2019

A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature.

GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki - 09/05/2019

GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki.

School kids to unearth ‘hidden worlds’ at science camp - 01/05/2019

School students from Pahiatua and Dannevirke will soon get a glimpse into the fascinating geology of the Lower North Island with expert scientists during a two-week science camp run by GNS Science.