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Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:10 pm | GNS Science

An international team of scientists with several New Zealand participants has returned from a two-month voyage in the Kermadec Arc bristling with new knowledge about the inside workings of submarine volcanoes. More >>

Kaikoura Quake Information Brought Together

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 2:23 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science staff are major contributors to a landmark collection of research papers on the geoscience nitty-gritty of the 14 November 2016 magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake, which has been published this week. More >>

International Recognition GNS Science Research Output

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:15 pm | GNS Science

International Recognition for Research Output for GNS Science GNS Science has been recognised for the high calibre of its research by being the top ranked corporate institution in the world for its output of publications in earth and environmental ... More >>

Clues for Understanding How Quakes Start

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:57 pm | GNS Science

Scientists studying earthquakes on a large fault in Alaska have identified types of seismic activity that can precede a normal earthquake. More >>

50 Years Ago: Inangahua Quake Jolted NZ Out of Complacency

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 2:09 pm | GNS Science

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 7.1 Inangahua earthquake and scientists are among those reflecting on how much progress has been made in the world of earthquake science since 1968. More >>

NZ's first offshore observatories inside our largest fault

Friday, 20 April 2018, 6:35 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s first offshore observatories are now recording from inside our largest fault Two world-class subseafloor observatories are now operating at the northern Hikurangi subduction zone where the Pacific Plate dives beneath the North Island, ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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