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R/V JOIDES Resolution Updates

17 days ago by Erin Todd and Kate Boersen

The research ship JOIDES resolution is undertaking scientific drilling research from Dec-Jan 2018 and March-May 2018 offshore of the North Island’s East Coast to learn more about the processes that drive large earthquakes and tsunami. We are aware that some people are concerned about the drilling and coring research that...

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NZ3D Blog #3: Seismometers come in all shapes and sizes

25 days ago by Sian Evans

So far everything has gone to plan and we are well on schedule to have all the seismometers deployed by the new year (touch wood).

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NZ3D Blog #2: So here we are... But where?

30 days ago by Sian Evans

With our seismometers tested, kit assembled and training complete, we split into five teams and hit the road on a mission to find our first deployment sites.

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A shrinking experience for Gisborne students’ artwork

33 days ago by Erin Todd, Helen Shea and, Kate Boersen

Scientists on board the research vessel JOIDES Resolution have carefully lowered the winning entries from the East Coast LAB and GNS Science ‘Art Under Pressure Competition’ to the seafloor.

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NZ3D Blog #1: We have lift off!

37 days ago by Sian Evans

We have lift off! Years of planning, months of preparation and hours of travelling have culminated in a keen team of international scientists assembled in Gisborne ready to investigate the...

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Funding approved for major Hikurangi Response Plan

55 days ago by Kate Boersen

A project aimed at developing a coordinated response to a rupture of the Hikurangi subduction zone off the East Coast has been granted $240,000 of funding.

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Ship-to-Shore opportunity for East Coast communities

55 days ago by Kate Boersen

East Coast communities will soon get the opportunity to delve into the details of the research ship work occurring off the coast to learn more about New Zealand’s largest fault...

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Te Matakite – students see into the future of the Hikurangi Plate Boundary

59 days ago by Aliki Weststrate

Te Hapara Primary School and Gisborne Boys’ High take out top honours in the recent Hikurangi Plate Boundary competitions run by GNS Science and East Coast LAB (Life at the Boundary).

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Expedition to study NZ’s largest earthquake fault

2 months ago by NIWA

An ambitious scientific expedition involving 30 scientists from around the world leaves Perth next week bound for the East Coast of the North Island.

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Recording earthquakes to understand our risk

3 months ago by Kate Boersen

Scientists have been busy over the last month installing 88 portable seismographs across the Raukumara area in Gisborne & Bay of Plenty.

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