Landslide research, ground investigations, land instability monitoring and rock testing.

Unstable geology, rainfall, earthquakes, environmental change and human landscape modification result in active landscapes. Understanding the mechanisms and causes of landslides provides fundamental knowledge about evolving landscapes and essential information for safety. Find out more about the expertise in the Engineering Geology team.

Our research is devoted to the investigation of landslides (on land and under water) and the mitigation of their risks. We study their formation, movement processes, role in landscape evolution, and the development of measures to limit their impacts and consequences. Landslide and engineering geology research provides underpinning information for civil engineering, slope and foundation design, and the hazard component necessary for risk assessment. 

Find out more about our Consultancy Services. We can assist your project in:

More information on landslides, including recent reports on New Zealand landslides can be found on the GeoNet Landslide page. Examples of the projects involving the Engineering Geology Team can be found here.