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New Zealand Partnership Increases Geothermal Presence In Japan

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 3:48 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science and Geo40 have today announced a geothermal coalition which will see them establish a physical presence in Tokyo. The move to open an office in Japan demonstrates the strength of New Zealand’s expertise in the geothermal space, and ... More >>

DART Network Proves Invaluable In Assessing Tsunami Threat Following The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:34 pm | GNS Science

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. DART (Deep-ocean ... More >>

GNS Science Conduct Trench Work On Rauoterangi Fault

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 12:01 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science has conducted a geotechnical study on the Rauoterangi Fault in Feilding in the hope to carbon date the fault line and analyse the risk it poses. The study has been fully funded by the Earthquake Commission Kōmihana Rūwhenua (EQC), with ... More >>

Ground-breaking Climate Change Collaboration Awarded PM’s Science Prize

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:42 pm | GNS Science

Dr Richard Levy and Dr Nancy Bertler at the Ice Core Facility, GNS Science GNS Science is proud to be part of the Melting Ice & Rising Seas Team that has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Prize.  The project is a ground-breaking ... More >>

Revised Hazard Posters For Mt Ruapehu 2020

Friday, 12 June 2020, 11:52 am | GNS Science

  Ruapehu is an incredible winter playground, and as mountain users prepare for the 2020 season a revised set of hazard posters will help them know how to keep themselves safe on the volcano. The key message remains the same: Ruapehu is an active ... More >>

Government’s Support For Science Sector Crucial For NZ’s Recovery – GNS Science

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 2:23 pm | GNS Science

Science and innovation will play a crucial role in New Zealand’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement of additional support for the sector. Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods ... More >>

International Recognition For GNS Science's Research Output

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 2:48 pm | GNS Science

Cutting edge research and high-impact partnerships have cemented GNS Science’s position as a thought leader in earth and environmental sciences, recognised in the annual Nature Index . In the 2020 Index , published this month, GNS Science is ranked ... More >>

GNS Science Continues To Monitor NZ’s Geological Hazards During COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, 23 March 2020, 12:27 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s four geohazard perils – earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami – are still being continuously monitored despite the COVID-19 pandemic, GNS Science says. GNS Science is taking a precautionary approach to protect the health of its ... More >>

Moving Mountains On The Ocean Floor May Hold Key To East Coast Earthquakes

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 1:14 pm | GNS Science

  Earthquakes and slow slip events may be influenced by mountains on the ocean floor, or “seamounts”, according to new research co-authored by GNS Science. A paper published today in Nature Geoscience magazine found that seamounts can have ... More >>

Shallow magma driving volcanic activity at Whakaari

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:37 pm | GNS Science

Volcano monitoring data from Whakaari/White Island indicates a shallow body of magma is present and eruption risk continues, GNS Science experts say. Since Monday’s tragic events there has been no further eruptive activity at Whakaari/White Island. ... More >>

GNS Science maps show risk levels at White Island still high

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:02 pm | GNS Science

Risk assessment maps released by GNS Science (dated 02 and 12 December 2019) show the crater floor of Whakaari/White Island is still a high-risk area, with a further eruption looking increasingly likely. The maps were released at a National Emergency ... More >>

Risk of Whakaari/White Island eruption remains high

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:17 am | GNS Science

The risk of further eruptions at Whakaari/White Island is unchanged and remains high, GNS Science experts say. More >>

Calculations show “medium likelihood” of Whakaari eruption

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:57 pm | GNS Science

There is a “medium likelihood” of an eruption outside the vent area of Whakaari/White Island, with volcanic tremor increasing, GNS Science experts say. More >>

Whakaari/White Island eruption – Update #1

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:31 pm | GNS Science

Whakaari/White Island erupted today, in a short-lived event that generated an ash plume around 12,000 feet above the vent, GNS Science says. The eruption began at around 2.11pm NZST (0111 GMT). GeoNet’s webcam images show volcanic ash has covered ... More >>

As emissions rise, carbon fingerprint points to fossil fuels

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11:24 am | GNS Science

As greenhouse gas emissions rise, carbon “fingerprint” points to fossil fuels Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, and combustion of fossil fuels is the only explanation for the changing makeup of atmospheric CO2, according to the ... More >>

GNS quake project wins top award at prestigious event

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:24 am | GNS Science

A multi-year GNS Science programme investigating the likelihood and impacts of large earthquakes in Wellington has won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Science New Zealand National Awards. Called ‘It’s Our Fault’, the programme was selected for the ... More >>

Scientists discover possiby the world’s largest caldera

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:14 am | GNS Science

The discovery of a mega-volcano off the Philippines coast has scientists reaching for inter-planetary comparisons – as they study what could be the world’s largest caldera. More >>

GNS Science research projects help secure energy future

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:04 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s goal to be carbon-zero by 2050 is a step closer today, thanks to two major projects launched and led by GNS Science. More >>

New research finds missing link between active volcanoes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:38 am | GNS Science

Rifting and volcanic activity in the Taupō Volcanic Zone (TVZ) is strongly related to the evolution of two ridges north-east of New Zealand which continue to move apart, according to new research led by GNS Science experts. More >>

Scratch lines in rocks indicate direction of fault rupture

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:04 am | GNS Science

Scratch lines left in rock faces along geological faults during an earthquake may help pinpoint where earthquake energy will be focused in future quakes on the same fault. More >>