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.
An investigation involving New Zealand and Australian scientists has discovered that microbes in Antarctica have a previously unknown ability to scavenge hydrogen, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide from the air to stay alive in the extreme conditions.
The Royal New Zealand Navy’s Military Hydrographic Group, in collaboration with GNS Science and the Te Arawa Lakes Trust, has gathered high resolution multibeam sonar data to build a new map of the floor of Lake Rotorua. The surveys spanned 15 weeks over two years and included 29 Navy personnel.
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.
A year on, how is the Kaikōura aftershock sequence playing out compared to Darfield?
Following Tuesday’s one year anniversary of the M7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, our scientists have a few observations about how the aftershock behaviour of the M7.8 Kaikōura and the 2010 M7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquakes compare.