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Nationally Significant Databases

Nationally Significant Databases are those datasets and collections registered as important for New Zealand, and as such are supported by long-term government funding.

On behalf of New Zealand, GNS Science is contracted to manage eight nationally significant databases. This includes to:

  • maintain the viability and longevity of the samples and data;
  • add new samples and data to ensure databases are current and relevant;
  • undertake research to enhance the datasets; and
  • ensure curation facilities are appropriate for long term protection and viability of the information.

Natural Hazards

Mapping & Resources

Rocks & Minerals

Paleontology & Stratigraphy