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Deep-sea observatories will offer a new vision into quakes

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:56 am | GNS Science

An ambitious mission to lower two sub-seafloor observatories into the Hikurangi subduction zone east of the North Island to study New Zealand’s largest fault starts this weekend. More >>

Major study on geothermal potential to get underway in May

Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:50 am | GNS Science

A research project aiming to define opportunities for developing geothermal heat supply at likely prospects along the length of the West Coast will get underway in May. More >>

Antarctic expedition to uncover impacts of global warming

Saturday, 6 January 2018, 11:06 am | GNS Science

One of the world’s top scientific research ships which has just finished investigating the Hikurangi subduction zone east of Gisborne will head for Antarctica this weekend to find out how warming oceans will affect the ice sheets, changes to sea level, ... More >>

Geologist Nick Mortimer Honoured by National Science Body

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:23 am | GNS Science

A geologist who led a project that unveiled a new and largely underwater continent called Zealandia has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. More >>

Multinational Probe of Hikurangi Subduction Zone

Monday, 16 October 2017, 11:26 am | GNS Science

Scientists are preparing for New Zealand’s largest ever deployment of seafloor earthquake recording instruments in a bid to learn more about the earthquake behaviour of the tectonic plates beneath the east coast of the North Island. More >>

Resilience Challenge funds $900,000 of research

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:51 am | GNS Science

Resilience Challenge funds $900,000 of research to make New Zealand more resilient to natural disasters. More >>

Kaikoura quake produced record ground shaking measurement

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:08 pm | GNS Science

Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake produced the strongest ground shaking ever recorded for an earthquake in New Zealand, according to new research out this week. More >>

NZ’s first 34 million year land-based climate record

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 2:23 pm | GNS Science

More than 2000 samples of fossilised tree pollen stored in Lower Hutt are helping scientists get a fuller picture of southern latitude climate over the past 34 million years, covering a period when New Zealand was six to eight degrees Celsius warmer ... More >>

Submarine volcanoes give up their secrets

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:01 am | GNS Science

Twenty-metre high chimneys belching out hot acidic mineral-rich fluids, forests of long-neck barnacles clinging to craggy rock formations, and beds of mussels lining vertical rock walls. More >>

Scientists continue magnetic measurements in Antarctica

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:31 am | GNS Science

New Zealand scientists are in Antarctica this month collecting measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field that were first taken by Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition over 100 years ago. More >>

New Rutherford Discovery Fellow to investigate mega-thrust

Friday, 11 November 2016, 2:42 pm | GNS Science

11 November 2016 New Rutherford Discovery Fellow to investigate mega-thrust earthquakes GNS Science seismologist Yoshihiro Kaneko has been awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship to investigate the slip behavior on the tectonic plate boundary ... More >>

Scientists gather to share advances in nanotechnology

Sunday, 30 October 2016, 8:12 pm | GNS Science

Scientists from 27 countries are gathered in Wellington this week to share the latest advances in nanotechnology, superconductors, high-end manufacturing, and ion beam technology. More >>

GNS Science Names New Chief Executive

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 11:42 am | GNS Science

Ian Simpson, currently the Chief Executive of the Earthquake Commission, has been named as the new Chief Executive of GNS Science. He will take up his new role on 30 January 2017. More >>

Scientists to survey uncharted seafloor area

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:22 pm | GNS Science

Scientists set off today on a 21-day voyage to map a previously uncharted section of the Colville Ridge, a large and mountainous seafloor structure about 500km northeast of Auckland. More >>

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:43 am | GNS Science

Earth science showcase set for Te Papa in mid-July Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long ... More >>

New Vision Mâtauranga projects for GNS Science

Friday, 24 June 2016, 10:29 am | GNS Science

GNS Science has been awarded funding for two new projects in the 2016 round of the Government’s Vision Mâtauranga Capability Fund, which invests in programmes that help iwi development for the benefit of New Zealand. More >>

Kerepehi Fault more complex than previously thought

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 11:32 am | GNS Science

New research on the Kerepehi fault, which runs for about 80km between Matamata and north into the Firth of Thames, has revealed the fault is more complex than previously thought. More >>

Ice sheets more sensitive to climate change than thought

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 9:37 am | GNS Science

A team of scientists from New Zealand, the United States, Italy, and Germany has determined that Antarctica’s large land-based ice sheets may be more vulnerable to increasing global temperatures than previously thought. More >>

Geologists to Probe Quake History of Northern Alpine Fault

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 2:11 pm | GNS Science

Geologists are planning to dig two trenches across the Alpine Fault at Springs Junction next week to study the rupture behaviour of the northern section of the fault. More >>

Scientists Pool Expertise to Obtain Image of Alpine Fault

Friday, 15 January 2016, 2:31 pm | GNS Science

Scientists and equipment from four countries have converged on the Whataroa Valley in South Westland this week to build an image of the Alpine Fault beneath the 900m-deep borehole that was drilled there in late 2014. More >>



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