Understanding, monitoring and planning for community protection.
If the Earth’s history is represented by a 24-hour clock, then New Zealand has only emerged in the last half hour. Ground forces beneath us are constantly at work shaping the Earth’s surface, usually gradually and unnoticeably but occasionally with cataclysmic force and devastating results. The plate tectonics that have created our dramatic and beautiful landscapes also make New Zealand prone to natural hazards. We assist communities to build resilience through our research and consultancy in hazard monitoring, modelling, land use planning, building design, emergency management and education.
Understanding and monitoring seismic activity.
Modelling tsunami and developing warning systems.
Risk & Society
Building community resilience through risk modelling, planning and surveillance