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Double celebration for GNS Science at 2016 Technology Valley Awards - 10/06/2016

GNS Science staff won two of the eight awards presented at the 2016 Technology Valley Awards this week.

Climate change takes a toll on critical marine species - 07/06/2016

Research by GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington has revealed that algae critical to the marine ecosystem are sensitive to climate change.

Analysis of data pins down reason behind BOP quake swarm - 04/06/2016

Scientists using a combination of satellite images, GPS data and conventional survey information dating back to the 1950s have uncovered the reason for a swarm of several thousand small earthquakes between 2004 and 2011 around the coastal Bay of Plenty town of Matata.

Year-long seafloor scientific investigation off NZ coast to start next year - 30/05/2016

Scientists from across the world will come to New Zealand in 2017 and 2018 to participate in a series of unprecedented investigations into the seafloor using a specially designed scientific drilling ship.

GNS Science pair line up for 2016 Tech Valley Awards - 27/05/2016

 Two researchers at GNS Science have been named as finalists in the 2016 Technology Valley Awards.

Three Unlocking Curious Minds projects for GNS Science - 20/05/2016

GNS Science has won a total of $127,000 for three projects in the 2016 round of the government’s Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund.

Research shows Kerepehi Fault more complex than previously thought - 12/05/2015

New research on the Kerepehi fault, which runs for about 80km between Matamata and north into the Firth of Thames, has revealed the fault is more complex than previously thought.

New findings help in understanding offshore quake threat - 06/05/2016

Scientists have found that slow-motion earthquakes or ‘slow-slip events’ can rupture the shallow portion of a fault that also moves in large, tsunami-generating earthquakes.

High publication ranking for GNS Science - 22/04/2016

GNS Science is celebrating being the top non-university publisher of peer-reviewed science in New Zealand

Geologists probe fault near Dunedin to improve knowledge of its past behaviour - 22/04/2016

Geologists working to improve the understanding of Dunedin’s potential exposure to earthquakes have opened up a fault south of the city in a bid to find out about its past rupture behaviour.