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Resilience stories inspire book marking 10 year’s of recovery from the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami - 14/11/2014

The remarkable recovery of the province of Aceh in Indonesia after the devastating Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami of 2004 is documented in a newly published book written by New Zealand scientist Dr Noel Trustrum.

Media advisory - Climate research at GNS Science: 05/11/2014

This week’s international report on climate change is a good opportunity to highlight the research GNS Science is doing to support climate science.

Nanotechnology to help in electricity production - 04/11/2014

New Zealand could tap into a global market worth billions of dollars by using nanotechnology to develop electrical generators that are efficient at converting ‘waste heat’ into electricity.

Alpine Fault drilling project moves into new phase - 19/10/2014

The multi-national Alpine Fault drilling project has moved to a new phase with a new drilling rig positioned over the borehole to take the probe to its target depth of 1.3km.

Scientific drilling project underway on Alpine Fault - 06/10/2014

An international team of scientists has started drilling a 1.3km-deep borehole into the Alpine Fault in the South Island to find out more about the nature of the fault and the earthquakes it produces.

Another piece in the tectonic plate mosaic - 26/09/2014

Forty rocks recovered from the seafloor along the Kermadec Arc have given scientists a clearer picture of subduction processes occurring off the North Island’s east coast.

Joint effort to look after freshwater resources in Bay of Plenty - 19/09/2014

Scientists from GNS Science have teamed up with Rotorua iwi Ngāti Rangiwewehi and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for a two-year project to integrate cultural and scientific knowledge.

More snow but less ice for Antarctic glaciers - 16/09/2014

Future increases in snowfall will not prevent the retreat of glaciers on the northern Antarctic Peninsula, according to a new study involving a GNS Science researcher.

New data resource to help in the search for oil and gas - 12/09/2014

Geologists will produce a series of freely available digital maps and a comprehensive database over the next four years to help exploration companies pinpoint prospective areas to explore for oil and gas in New Zealand’s offshore territory.

Boost for mineral exploration in MBIE funding round - 12/09/2014

Mineral exploration received a boost this week with the government investing $4 million in a four-year research project to improve the knowledge and understanding of New Zealand’s gold deposits