An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Jason is helping an international team of scientists study the Hikurangi subduction zone, where the Pacific Plate dives down beneath the east coast of the North Island.
A bouncing concrete foundation in a farm implement shed has been found to be the reason for an anomalously high ground-shaking recording made during the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake in November 2016.
Extreme and unpredictable weather seen around the world in 2019 will get worse as ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica continue to melt, according to an international research collaboration published in Nature today – and global government policy needs urgent review to prevent dangerous consequences.
A hugely successful public meeting in Blenheim last year has spurred on the Marlborough District Council to holding a follow up event this week on the latest earthquake research as part of the South Island Annual Civil Defence meeting.
Scientist Dr Ben Payne from GNS Science was slightly apprehensive when he entered Room 8 at Hilltop School in Taupo last Wednesday. He was there to run an outreach programme with students as a pilot study for an education component of a research project.
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.
All these red dots are fascinating geological locations around Auckland - they include volcanoes, fossil forests, caves and other places that will open your eyes to nature. We are adding more GeoTrips all the time for you to explore all over New Zealand: http://www.geotrips.org.nz/
Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and how people and businesses were affected. Building owners and occupants can anonymously provide information about the damage their building may have sustained, if services were affected, if evacuation was required. The research is designed to help make New Zealand cities more resilient to earthquakes. Please go here to participate in the survey.