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Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

By   /  May 21, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone – 21/05/2019

Source: GNS Science This will help to bring science a step closer to being able to forecast the likelihood of damaging earthquakes and tsunamis on this major fault.  Led by GNS Science, the study involved the detailed analysis of several hundred earthquakes between Hawke’s Bay and East Cape to produce the first direct physical evidence […]

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Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature – 10/05/2019

Source: GNS Science 12/05/2019 1:58 pm 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. The new exhibit, which opens to the public on Saturday (11 May) brings New Zealand’s unique landscape […]

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GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki – 09/05/2019

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science welcomes new energy development centre in Taranaki – 09/05/2019

Source: GNS Science 08/05/2019 12:12 pm GNS Science welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister of the establishment of a National New-Energy Development Centre in Taranaki. It comes at a crucial time as New Zealand moves toward a low-emissions future, which will mean developing and testing a range of options to achieve this target.  GNS […]

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School kids to unearth ‘hidden worlds’ at science camp – 01/05/2019

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on School kids to unearth ‘hidden worlds’ at science camp – 01/05/2019

Source: GNS Science The ‘Discover Hidden Worlds’ GeoCamp 2019 is a field-based learning experience for local year 7-9 students and their teachers running from 6 – 17 May. GeoCamp 2019 will give kids the opportunity to learn from scientists about the geological forces that have shaped New Zealand, with a focus on the Wairarapa and […]

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Science talks to showcase powerful Wairarapa geology – 24/04/2019

By   /  May 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Science talks to showcase powerful Wairarapa geology – 24/04/2019

Source: GNS Science 01/05/2019 9:01 am Tararua locals are invited to learn about the “powerful” geology of the Wairarapa region in two free public talks presented by scientists from GNS Science. Dr Kyle Bland and Dr Jess Hillman will present the talks on Thursday 9 May and Wednesday 15 May respectively, at Pahiatua School Hall […]

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Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown – 18/04/2019

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Plaque marking centre of New Zealand’s territory installed near Greytown – 18/04/2019

Source: GNS Science The plaque is a collaboration involving conceptual artist Billy Apple®, GNS Science, and the Department of Conservation. Since 2008, the United Nations has recognised that New Zealand’s territory includes our undersea continental shelf as well as the land mass above the sea. “ It’s a small but important reminder that our continental […]

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Scientists get clearer picture of past earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone – 17/04/2019

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists get clearer picture of past earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone – 17/04/2019

Source: GNS Science In the most comprehensive study of its type, scientists have compiled geological evidence of 10 possible subduction quakes on the east coast of the North Island in the past 7,500 years. The study by GNS Science in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington is published in the journal Marine Geology – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0025322718304511 […]

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Novel electromagnetic survey in lakes to build better picture of underground heat – 01/04/2019

By   /  April 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Novel electromagnetic survey in lakes to build better picture of underground heat – 01/04/2019

Source: GNS Science The survey is a joint project involving GNS Science and Bay of Plenty Regional Council, with the instruments loaned by Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. It involves a technique called magnetotellurics, or MT for short, that will see scientists collecting geophysical data in four of the Te Arawa/Rotorua lakes to […]

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East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault – 25/02/2019

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on East Coast quake research aims to build CAT scan of Hikurangi fault – 25/02/2019

Source: GNS Science 24/02/2019 12:37 pm A 100-kilometre long array of earthquake sensors on the Raukumara Peninsula will help scientists build a clearer picture of New Zealand’s most dangerous fault line. During this week scientists from New Zealand, led by GNS Science, and the United States will use seismographs at 700 locations between Gisborne and […]

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Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone – 19/02/2019

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone – 19/02/2019

Source: GNS Science Scientists have just returned from a trip aboard the US research vessel Roger Revelle, using the vehicle to install seafloor instruments, collect samples, and download data from earthquake observatories along the Hikurangi subduction zone. This information will help them understand the role that water deep beneath the seafloor plays in affecting the […]

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Scientists pin down cause of unusual Kaikōura earthquake recording – 07/02/2019

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists pin down cause of unusual Kaikōura earthquake recording – 07/02/2019

Source: GNS Science 06/02/2019 3:05 pm A bouncing concrete foundation in a farm implement shed has been found to be the reason for an anomalously high ground-shaking recording made during the magnitude 7.8 Kaikōura earthquake in November 2016. A seismic instrument at Waiau in North Canterbury, near to the epicentre, recorded a peak ground acceleration […]

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Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dangerously unpredictable weather will worsen unless global action taken, NZ-led research shows

Source: GNS Science The collaboration led by Associate Professor Nick Golledge from Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre and involving scientists at GNS Science and from Canada, the UK, Germany and the USA used climate models to simulate what might happen when water from melting ice sheets enters Earth’s oceans. Last week it was […]

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Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions – 16/01/2019

By   /  January 16, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, FifthEstate1, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Boost for efforts to reduce urban fossil fuel emissions – 16/01/2019

Source: GNS Science 15/01/2019 3:15 pm 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. Sampling greenhouses gases downwind from Auckland City – Mt Victoria, Devonport, Auckland. © Jocelyn Turnbull Urban areas cover about three percent of the earth’s […]

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Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat – 14/01/2019

By   /  January 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Antarctic Ice Sheet under threat – 14/01/2019

Source: GNS Science 14/01/2019 7:25 am 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. Writing this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team led by Richard Levy of GNS Science and Victoria University of Wellington, […]

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GNS Science’s Gill Jolly joins Forum of Chief Science Advisors – 12/12/2018

By   /  December 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science’s Gill Jolly joins Forum of Chief Science Advisors – 12/12/2018

Source: GNS Science 20/12/2018 11:01 am 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. “GNS is really pleased for Gill, and we believe New Zealand will be a safer and more resilient place for […]

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National Geohazards Monitoring Centre opens at GNS Science – 12/12/2018

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on National Geohazards Monitoring Centre opens at GNS Science – 12/12/2018

Source: GNS Science 11/12/2018 11:08 am The newly-opened National Geohazards Monitoring Centre will lead to a safer and more resilient New Zealand, according to its hosts, GNS Science. The Centre was officially opened this morning by Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, and Hon Kris Faafoi, Civil Defence Minister. “This is […]

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Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps – 04/12/2018

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists release new global earthquake hazard and risk maps – 04/12/2018

Source: GNS Science 03/12/2018 1:29 pm 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 disaster risk reduction strategies worldwide. Produced by the Global Earthquake Model […]

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Resilience to Nature’s Challenges welcomes a new Governance Group Chair and a Deputy Director – 26/11/2018

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Resilience to Nature’s Challenges welcomes a new Governance Group Chair and a Deputy Director – 26/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 25/11/2018 2:34 pm Jenn Bestwick joins us as Chairperson of the Resilience Challenge Governance Group, and Richard Smith fills a newly established Deputy Director role. With a background in business and management consulting, Ms Bestwick is a Lead Reviewer with the States Services Commission Performance Improvement Framework. She has worked with a […]

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Scientists launch online survey to help make cities more resilient – 19/11/18

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists launch online survey to help make cities more resilient – 19/11/18

Source: GNS Science The survey is part of a research project designed to help make New Zealand cities more resilient to earthquakes. “ Responses will help us make better estimates of the movement of people and businesses and their relocation requirements after an earthquake DR SR Uma “ It invites building owners and occupants to […]

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News Backgrounder – 14/11/2018

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on News Backgrounder – 14/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berrryman It is the most complex earthquake ever studied: a 7.8 magnitude event involving widespread surface rupture, landslides and other ground failures, and a tsunami. The rupture began near Waiau in North Canterbury and ripped through the upper South Island landscape at about 2km-a-second and ended up off Cape Campbell […]

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