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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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Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

By   /  July 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 Scientists probe inner workings of a submarine volcano – 05/07/2018

Source: GNS Science Using the scientific research ship JOIDES Resolution, they drilled a number of boreholes into the heart of the hydrothermally active Brothers submarine volcano. The main aim of the US$15 million expedition was to learn more about how metals are transported within submarine volcanoes and brought to the seafloor where they form metallic […]

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Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

By   /  July 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 Kaikoura Quake information brought together in one science volume – 03/07/2018

Source: GNS Science The special Kaikōura Earthquake issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America contains 21 detailed articles that have been written by expert teams over the past 18 months. The 21 papers join at least 60 others already published on the earthquake and its impacts. A number of the papers in […]

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Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

By   /  June 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 Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past – 26/06/2018

Source: GNS Science The research, published in Nature Geoscience this week, shows that climate zones will shift and ice sheets will substantially shrink over a time scale of 1000 years.  The finding was an outcome of a workshop that took place in Bern, Switzerland, and was coordinated by the University of Bern, the University of […]

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NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

By   /  June 21, 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 NZ scientists launch their part in bold project to map seafloor – 21/06/2018

Source: GNS Science Called Seabed 2030, the project is a collaboration between The Nippon Foundation in Japan and the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). The work will be coordinated by four regional centres around the globe, with GNS Science, NIWA, and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) jointly governing the South and West Pacific […]

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Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed Emperor penguin foraging behaviour revealed SHARE THIS:  Media Release 20 April 2018 An unavoidable delay in a research ship’s voyage to Antarctica resulted in some surprising and important findings about the behaviour of emperor […]

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Light shines on UV radiation research

By   /  March 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Light shines on UV radiation research

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: Light shines on UV radiation research Sun worshippers may feel the burn next week as scientists and health professionals from around the world meet in Wellington to discuss the latest research on the effects of UV radiation. Science Centres:  […]

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NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA expertise contributes to healthy hoki fishery When NIWA fisheries scientist Richard O’Driscoll went to sea earlier this year, he and his team measured so many fish that laid end to end, they would have stretched for 31km. Science […]

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Cyclone Gita – prepare for heavy rain and damaging winds

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, Natural Events, New Zealand Civil Defence, Security  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Gita – prepare for heavy rain and damaging winds

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Civil Defence – Release/Statement Headline: Cyclone Gita – prepare for heavy rain and damaging winds Storm tips: Secure, or move inside, anything that could cause damage in strong winds Close windows and doors, close curtains to prevent injury from breaking windows Stay inside and bring your pets inside. If […]

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Local state of emergency declared in Buller

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Natural Events, New Zealand Civil Defence, Security  /  Comments Off on Local state of emergency declared in Buller

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Civil Defence – Release/Statement Headline: Local state of emergency declared in Buller Avoid driving in affected areas. Put safety first. Don’t take any chances. If you do need to travel: Keep up to date with the latest road and weather information. Allow extra time for your journey and be […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 25 January 2018

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 25 January 2018

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 25 January 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018

By   /  January 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 19 January 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 11 January 2018

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, Environment, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 11 January 2018

MIL OSI – Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Release/Statement Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 11 January 2018 A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent […]

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