Science update, 28 November 2017 - Around the first anniversary of the 2016 M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, GNS Science hosted 130 geologists from around the world at a meeting focused on the latest research and advances in earthquake geology. Earthquake geology is a discipline that uses the geological record and landscape features to understand the size and frequency of past large earthquakes.
Occurring March 26 – 28th 2018 the Australasian Environmental Isotopes Conference – AEIC2018 - will be held here in Wellington, New Zealand in a stimulating environment in the central city where attendees will be able to engage on a wide variety of environmental applications of isotopes whilst enjoying the buzz of the surrounding city and harbour.
Whether it’s one year or, in the case of the formidable Alpine fault, 300, looking back to these events should motivate action on building resilience, writes Ursula Cochran of GNS.
Investigating Brothers submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc
New Zealand and US scientists spent 20 days in March 2018 investigating Brothers submarine volcano in the Kermadec Arc. Brothers, 400km northeast of the Bay of Plenty, is the most hydrothermally active submarine volcano in the world.