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Understanding Antarctica’s role in a warmer world

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:25 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science experts are tackling one of the world’s most pressing environmental questions: will the West Antarctic ice sheet remain if we manage to keep warming below 2°C? More >>

International expedition will reveal long-lost Pink Terrace

Monday, 10 June 2019, 4:21 pm | GNS Science

More than 130 years after the world-famous Pink and White Terraces were buried in a massive volcanic eruption, an international team of scientists will reveal them for all to see. More >>

GNS Science wins funding for iwi-linked science projects

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:46 am | GNS Science

Projects to revive land impacted by geothermal development near Reporoa and improve the land and water quality around Hokianga Harbour in the Far North have each received a $100,000 funding boost in the latest round of the Government’s Te Pūnaha Hihiko: ... More >>

First glimpse of Pink Terraces in new Prime documentary

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:08 pm | GNS Science

A new documentary series to be broadcast on Prime on Sunday 9 June will give audiences the first glimpse of the iconic Pink Terraces in more than a century. More >>

New Antarctic research “a big step forward”

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:09 am | GNS Science

The Ross Ice Shelf holds the key to avoiding catastrophic sea-level rises as the planet warms – and new research will help scientists monitor its future health. More >>

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 1:07 pm | GNS Science

A new study has given scientists a better understanding of the way plate tectonic stresses build up and are dissipated on the Hikurangi subduction zone, east of the North Island. More >>

Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:24 am | GNS Science

A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature. More >>

GNS welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:33 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki. More >>

Scientists say practise and record your tsunami hīkoi

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 1:15 pm | GNS Science

Scientists and researchers are encouraging Napier communities to help improve tsunami evacuation planning in their area by practising their tsunami hīkoi and recording their routes and times on a free app. More >>

Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:34 pm | GNS Science

Better carbon emission measures will help cities work out how well they’re fighting against climate change, scientists say – and what impact government policies have. More >>

Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:28 am | GNS Science

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is under threat – and urgent action is needed to cut emissions, according to new research led by New Zealand and US scientists. More >>

Gill Jolly joins Forum of Chief Science Advisors

Friday, 21 December 2018, 12:15 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science is delighted that Dr Gill Jolly has been invited to join the Forum of Chief Science Advisors working with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Juliet Gerrard. More >>

National Geohazards Monitoring Centre opens at GNS Science

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:45 am | GNS Science

The newly-opened National Geohazards Monitoring Centre will lead to a safer and more resilient New Zealand, according to its hosts, GNS Science. More >>

NZ scientists contribute to new global earthquake model

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:38 am | GNS Science

A group of international scientists, including researchers from GNS Science, has produced a new global earthquake hazard map and, for the first time, accompanying risk maps. The maps and associated software will set a new benchmark for developing ... More >>

Scientists launch online survey to help make cities stronger

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 9:51 am | GNS Science

Scientists are asking people to complete an online survey as part of research into the performance of buildings and infrastructure during earthquakes and the impacts on people and businesses. More >>

Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:27 pm | GNS Science

Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future. More >>

Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:17 am | GNS Science

Researchers from GNS Science involved at all stages of the science value chain were this week honoured for their contributions to making New Zealand more resilient to geological hazards. More >>

Two new GNS Science projects win funding

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:36 am | GNS Science

Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund Research projects at GNS Science that will investigate rupture processes on the Alpine Fault and the emission of greenhouse gases from volcanic areas in the North Island have ... More >>

Tectonic plate boundary scientist honoured by national body

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:38 pm | GNS Science

Geophysicist Laura Wallace of GNS Science was today named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi for research that has put New Zealand at forefront worldwide of studies on tectonic plate boundary processes. More >>

Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network

Monday, 15 October 2018, 2:27 pm | GNS Science

Staff from GNS Science are in the Solomon Islands for the next month to help set up the country’s first geohazard monitoring network to provide real-time information on earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis. More >>