Natural Hazards

Understanding, monitoring and planning for community protection.

Hazards & Tectonics

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.

  • Earthquakes

    Earthquakes
    Understanding and monitoring seismic activity.

  • Tsunami

    Tsunami
    Modelling tsunami and developing warning systems.

  • Social science

    Risk & Society
    Building community resilience through risk modelling, planning and surveillance

  • Landslides

    Landslides
    Monitoring and modelling ground movement and slope stability.

  • Volcanoes

    Volcanoes
    Studying past eruptions and monitoring active volcanoes.

Recent Events

Canterbury Earthquake

Our 24/7 services:

  • GeoNet - our near real-time New Zealand hazard monitoring network

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