Final voyage to uncover the subsurface secrets of our nearshore volcanoes

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26 March 2024

Ocean Bottom Electro Magnetic instruments on the RV Tangaroa web

The R/V Tangaroa has set sail on the final voyage to complete a picture of the volcanic plumbing systems of Whakaari/White and Tūhua/Mayor island volcanoes as part of the GNS-led Beneath the Waves programme.

An in-depth picture of the subsurface of these nearshore volcanoes will help scientists understand the triggers, hazards and impacts of potential volcanic events including, ashfall, pyroclastic flows of hot ash and gas, landslides and tsunami. 

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