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Experts gather to discuss isotope technologies - 26/03/2018

 Isotope science experts from all over the world are in Wellington this week to share the latest developments in measuring things that are far too small to see yet have an impact on our lives every day. 

Prestigious fellowship awarded to NZ marine geologist to study seafloor minerals - 13/03/2018

Marine geologist Christian Timm, of GNS Science, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellowship from the European Commission to study the evolution of metallic minerals on the seafloor in the Kermadec Arc.

Deep-sea observatories will offer a new vision into earthquakes - 09/03/2018

An ambitious mission to lower two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone east of the North Island to study New Zealand’s largest fault starts this weekend.

Science careers showcased at open day for students - 02/03/2018

One hundred and twenty students and teachers from high schools in the Hutt Valley got a first-hand look at science careers today at the annual student science day at GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre at Gracefield.

Major study on geothermal potential to get underway in May - 23/02/2018

A research project aiming to define opportunities for developing geothermal heat supply at likely prospects along the length of the West Coast will get underway in May.

NZDF and GNS Science to map seafloor volcanic structures - 19/02/2017

The New Zealand Defence Force and GNS Science are joining forces to map the seafloor off the Bay of Plenty coast to better define volcanic structures on and under the seafloor.

Would an earthquake early warning system work for New Zealand? - 19/02/18

Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries.  Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings.

Tracking the path of Porirua tsunamis - 13/02/2018

Where are tsunamis likely to flow in Porirua, and what does that mean for where you put buildings?  This is the question EQC has funded GNS scientist Dr Wendy Saunders to investigate.

Antarctic expedition to uncover impacts of global warming - 06/01/2018

One of the world’s top scientific research ships which has just finished investigating the Hikurangi subduction zone east of Gisborne will head for Antarctica this weekend to find out how warming oceans will affect the ice sheets, changes to sea level, and global weather systems.

Science update - 18/12/2017 New book showcases latest mapping of New Zealand’s geology

A new book has just been published that updates the geology of New Zealand and our offshore islands mapped at a scale of one to one million. It updates and replaces earlier publications at the same scale.