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‘World First’ Drilling Project to Investigate Quakes

Tuesday, 7 July 2015, 9:39 am | GNS Science

An international proposal to use scientific ocean drilling to investigate ‘silent earthquakes’ under the seafloor east of Gisborne has been scheduled for 2018 by the International Ocean Discovery Program. More >>

Resilience Challenge to Focus on Natural Hazards

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:30 am | GNS Science

The Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge was formally launched this week ushering in a collaborative and holistic approach to building resilience to natural hazards in New Zealand. More >>

Quake Instruments to Be Retrieved After 12 Months

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 9:27 am | GNS Science

Scientists from the United States, Japan, and New Zealand will retrieve instruments from the seafloor near Poverty Bay over the next two weeks as part of a project to measure earthquake activity and movement of the seafloor where the Pacific Plate ... More >>

Tuesday’s Quake Unlikely to Affect the Alpine Fault

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 2:28 pm | GNS Science

Scientists believe this week’s magnitude 6.0 quake west of Arthur's Pass has not increased the chance of a rupture on the Alpine Fault, about 20km to the west of Tuesday’s epicentre. More >>

Taupo hosts international conference on volcanoes

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:26 am | GNS Science

Volcanoes in the central North Island will get star billing when volcanologists from all over the world gather in Taupo this weekend for a week-long conference on calderas (large collapsed volcanoes). More >>

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 4:03 pm | GNS Science

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production New Zealand could tap into a global market worth billions of dollars by using nanotechnology to develop electrical generators that are efficient at converting ‘waste heat’ into electricity. More >>

Alpine Fault Drilling Project Moves into New Phase

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:43 pm | GNS Science

The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km. More >>

Scientific Drilling Project Underway on Alpine Fault

Monday, 6 October 2014, 5:15 pm | GNS Science

An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>

New Data Resource to Help in the Search for Oil And Gas

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:17 pm | GNS Science

Geologists will produce a series of freely available digital maps and a comprehensive database over the next four years to help exploration companies pinpoint prospective areas to explore for oil and gas in New Zealand’s offshore territory. More >>

Boost for Mineral Exploration in MBIE Funding Round

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 3:17 pm | GNS Science

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits. More >>

Revamped geothermal laboratories open for business

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 12:12 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s only full service geothermal and groundwater laboratory, unique in the Southern Hemisphere, opened for business this week after a $4 million upgrade. More >>

Scientists Plan Deep Drill Probe in Alpine Fault

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 4:51 pm | GNS Science

A New Zealand-led international science team is planning to drill a 1.3km-deep hole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island later this year to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces. More >>

Dinosaur Footprints Set to Tour NZ

Monday, 26 May 2014, 2:15 pm | GNS Science

Sophie Thomson, 11, with some of the 70 millon-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on a coastal stretch northwest of Nelson. More >>

Scientists probe Lake Rotomahana's volcanic heat engine

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 2:36 pm | GNS Science

The scientists who found remnants of the Pink and White Terraces under Lake Rotomahana two years ago are back at the lake this week measuring its geothermal heat output. More >>

Seismic fitness of NZ’s historic churches under scrutiny

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:58 am | GNS Science

Some of New Zealand’s historic churches and heritage buildings are set to get specialist attention from an international group of seismologists and engineers. More >>

New Antarctic Map Decades In The Making

Monday, 27 January 2014, 12:42 pm | GNS Science

A new geological map of southern Victoria Land in Antarctica shows the area in more detail than ever before. More >>

Strong and Deep Crust a Key Factor In Canterbury Quakes

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 9:38 am | GNS Science

The Canterbury earthquakes were even more unusual than first thought and such a sequence is unlikely to occur anywhere else in the world, new research shows. More >>

GNS Science Takes Marine Geology Skills to Oman

Thursday, 14 November 2013, 12:03 pm | GNS Science

Crown Research Institute GNS Science has taken its marine geology skills to the Arabian Gulf and this week signed an agreement to help Oman extend its UN-recognised offshore territory. More >>

Australia Snaps Up Locally Made Nanotechnology Instrument

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:22 pm | GNS Science

Crown Research Institute GNS Science has beat off competition from Europe and the United States to supply a nanotechnology fabrication machine to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in Sydney. More >>

New Report Updates NZ’s Exposure to Tsunami

Monday, 30 September 2013, 10:28 am | GNS Science

A new report on New Zealand’s tsunami hazards shows some parts of our coast are exposed to greater tsunami hazard than previously thought, while the hazard in other coastal regions is the same or even less. More >>



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