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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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Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

By   /  November 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 Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

Source: GNS Science 11/11/2018 3:40 pm 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. In a special series to mark the anniversary, GeoNet will look […]

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Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

By   /  November 9, 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 Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berryman They were among 14 scientists and seven science teams from New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes who were honoured at the annual Science New Zealand National Awards at a function at Parliament. The three award categories – Lifetime Achievement, Early Career Researcher, and Team – are designed to recognise […]

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Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

By   /  November 8, 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 Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

Source: GNS Science They were among 136 research projects from across New Zealand that were successful in the annual  Marsden funding round. The Fund supports high quality research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences, and humanities. The total amount awarded this year was $85.6 million. The earthquake rupture project, which has been awarded $300,000, will […]

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Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

By   /  November 6, 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 Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 05/11/2018 1:17 pm A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand. The map is among the most used of GNS Science’s digital geological map products with 45,000 online […]

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Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

By   /  November 1, 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 Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 31/10/2018 10:53 am Dr Laura Wallace. Photo from Tim Fulton, IODP. Dr Wallace combines geodetic, seismological and geological information to understand complex tectonic processes occurring at plate boundary zones. In 2002, she was the first to discover slow-slip events at the plate boundary east of Gisborne – the Hikurangi subduction zone – […]

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Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network – 15/10/2018

By   /  October 15, 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 Solomon Islands to get new seismic monitoring network – 15/10/2018

Source: GNS Science 14/10/2018 1:51 pm 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. Specialists from New Zealand’s GNS Science have installed new seismic monitoring stations in the Solomon Islands in […]

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International research to gather more information about NZ’s largest fault – 05/10/2018

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on International research to gather more information about NZ’s largest fault – 05/10/2018

Source: GNS Science 04/10/2018 2:15 pm An international team of scientists sets off this weekend to place earthquake monitoring instruments along New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone. Ocean Bottom Seismometers are prepared at GNS Science before being lowered to the seafloor to monitor earthquakes on the Hikurangi subduction zone. Photo credit: Aliki Weststrate, […]

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GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

By   /  September 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on GNS Science awarded $11.2 million in MBIE funding for three new research projects – 13/09/2018

Source: GNS Science The Endeavour Fund invests in excellent research that has high potential to positively transform New Zealand’s future economic performance, sustainability and integrity of our environment, help strengthen our society, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga. Pupu Springs, Golden Bay. Photo by Lloyd Homer The new projects cover mapping water flows in New […]

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Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Alpine Fault research the subject of special-issue of geology and geophysics journal – 11/09/2018

Source: GNS Science Some of the blockages could take more than six months to restore and necessitate the evacuation of large numbers of tourists by sea and air, said the study led by Tom Robinson of from the Geography Department of Durham University in the UK. The study used the impacts of the magnitude 7.8 […]

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New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on New geological map of Tongariro National Park the first of its kind – 20/08/2018

Source: GNS Science Lead authors of the new geological map of Tongariro National Park Graham Leonard and Dougal Townsend of GNS Science review the well illustrated publication. Photo – Margaret Low, GNS Science The production of the Geology of the Tongariro National Park area was a collaboration involving GNS Science, the Department of Conservation, and Victoria […]

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Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists head to the Chathams to mark anniversary of deadly tsunami – 13/08/2018

Source: GNS Science The tsunami was caused by a large seafloor earthquake off the coast of Peru on 14 August 1868 and it travelled across the Pacific and hit the Chatham Islands causing fatalities and widespread destruction. Scientists estimate the quake was between magnitude 8.5 and 9.0 and its rupture on the seafloor was believed […]

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Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists reaffirm earlier findings on the fate of Pink and White Terraces – 03/08/2018

Source: GNS Science In a peer-reviewed paper in the Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand published online this week, they stand by their earlier findings that the White Terraces were largely destroyed in the eruption and confirmed that remnants the Pink Terraces may lie at the bottom of Lake Rotomahana. Scientists load an […]

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Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Dunedin study sets baseline for urban fault investigations – 26/07/2018

Source: GNS Science While the overall seismic hazard of the city is unchanged, one of the faults extends closer to the city than previously thought and a couple of new fault sources were uncovered. However, the ‘new’ fault sources described in the study have been assigned a low level of activity and therefore don’t alter […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

By   /  July 13, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/07/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Sharing food authentication techniques with developing nations – 12/11/2018

Source: GNS Science In an International Atomic Energy Agency-funded project, 22 scientists from across the Pacific attended a hands-on course at Otago University learning chemical techniques to authenticate and detect adulteration in various foods such as honey, cereal, rice, dairy products and tea. Isotope chemist Karyne Rogers of GNS Science and Professor Russell Frew of […]

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