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DART network proves invaluable in assessing tsunami threat following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption

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DART network proves invaluable in assessing tsunami threat following the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption - 18/01/2022

Aotearoa New Zealand’s network of DART buoys proved vital over the weekend as tsunami experts raced to analyse the tsunami threat to our coastlines following a large, explosive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga.

New Zealand and Japan are building a carbon neutral future together through geothermal development – 12/01/21

Last month, GNS Science and Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) held their first International Online Seminar, “Carbon Neutral Geothermal” to over 203 attendees from 21 countries. The seminar focused on the latest research and business trends in carbon neutral technology and geothermal energy.

Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future - 09/11/2021

While COP26 today focuses on science and innovation’s role in combating climate change, Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.

Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century - 15/10/2021

While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.

Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows - 10/09/2021

A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.

New Zealand first Government to sign global seabed mapping project - 21/07/2021

Today New Zealand signed up to a global seabed mapping project, to map the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030. So far, 20 per cent of the world’s ocean floor has been mapped to modern standards.

New Hikurangi Subduction Zone Research - 30/06/2021

More detail about Marlborough and lower North Island quake risk revealed in latest Hikurangi Fault research.

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