Mark Rattenbury

 

Full Name: Mark Rattenbury

Position: Geologist/Programme Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4697

Specialist Profile

Specialist in geoscience information, particularly geological map-based, with experience field mapping complexly deformed and metamorphosed basement terranes in western and northern South Island as well as other parts of New Zealand, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and South Victoria Land. Applies geological knowledge to support research into tectonics, basement geology and surface geochemistry and to support New Zealand resource exploration and infrastructure. Currently leads GNS's Nationally Significant Databases and Collection research programme with interests in geoscience data management and dissemination. Actively involved in national and international research data groups including CGI-IUGS working groups on geoscience terminology and geological data models and the Australia-NZ Government Geoscience Information Committee.

Qualifications

1981: BSc, Geology; 1983: MSc Hons, Geology; 1988: PhD, Geology

Areas of expertise

Geology: 3D geological modelling
Geology: Data management
Geology: Database Design
Geology: GIS mapping
Geology: Geological mapping
Geology: Geoscience information
Geology: New Zealand Geology
Geology: Regional Geology
Geology: Stratigraphy
Information Technology: Geoscience data standards

Professional activities

Government Geoscience Information Committee (Australia-NZ): NZ representative
International Union of Geological Sciences: CGI-IUGS Council: Treasurer
International Union of Geological Sciences: CGI-IUGS EarthResourceML Working Group: Member
International Union of Geological Sciences: CGI-IUGS Geoscience Terminology Working Group: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member
International Union of Geological Sciences: CGI-IUGS Geoscience Terminology Working Group: Chair
Open Geospatial Consortium: GeoSciML Standards Working Group: Member

Major publications

Mortimer, N.; Campbell, H.J.; Tulloch, A.J.; King, P.R.; Stagpoole, V.M.; Wood, R.A.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Sutherland, R.; Adams, C.J.; Collot, J.; Seton, M. 2017 Zealandia: Earth's hidden continent. GSA today, 27(3): 27-35; doi: 10.1130/GSATG321A.1

Mortimer, N.; Rattenbury, M.S.; King, P.R.; Bland, K.J.; Barrell, D.J.A.; Bache, F.; Begg, J.G.; Campbell, H.J.; Cox, S.C.; Crampton, J.S.; Edbrooke, S.W.; Forsyth, P.J.; Johnston, M.R.; Jongens, R.; Lee, J.; Leonard, G.S.; Raine, J.I.; Skinner, D.N.B.; Timm, C.; Townsend, D.B.; Tulloch, A.J.; Turnbull, I.M.; Turnbull, R.E. 2014 High-level stratigraphic scheme for New Zealand rocks. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 57(4): 402-419; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2014.946062

Rattenbury, M.S.; Jongens, R.; Cox, S.C. (comps) 2010 Geology of the Haast area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 14. 58 p. + 1 folded map

Rattenbury, M.S.; Townsend, D.B.; Johnston, M.R. (comps) 2006 Geology of the Kaikoura area : scale 1:250,000 geological map. Lower Hutt: GNS Science. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 13. 70 p. + 1 folded map

Nathan, S.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Suggate, R.P. (comps) 2002 Geology of the Greymouth area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 12. 58 p. + fold. map

Rattenbury, M.S.; Cooper, R.A.; Johnston, M.R. 1998 Geology of the Nelson area : scale 1:250,000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences 1:250,000 geological map 9. 67 p. + fold. map

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