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Tangaroa Blog #6 GPS boy vs GPS boo-ee

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

At 5am this morning the crew put out the GPS buoy (pronounced boo-ee by the US amongst us and ‘boy’ by the NZers - the ruling majority).

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Tangaroa Blog #5 More deployments

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

It was a bit difficult getting to sleep last night with all the noise being created by the midnight to noon shift deploying the first of the US instruments off...

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Tangaroa Blog #4 Seasickness

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

Before I left, I joked that there would be a day were I would write ‘sea sick’ and that would be it for the blog that day.

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Tangaroa Blog #3 Noon til midnight

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

After nearly 10 hours of sleep following my seasickness, I caught up on the meeting that I had missed from last night and learnt that I was going to be...

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Tangaroa Blog # 2 "I’m on a boat"

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

Late last night I was notified that my flight from Napier to Wellington was unfortunately cancelled due to the weather so this meant an early morning drive from Napier to...

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Tangaroa Blog #1 Off to sea

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

This weekend I’ll be joining a team of scientists from NZ, USA and Japan aboard NIWA’s research vessel, Tangaroa as they try and learn more about the Hikurangi plate boundary.

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East Coast Focus for Tangaroa Research Voyage

5 months ago by Helen Shea

A team of scientists will be learning more about the Hikurangi plate boundary over the next two weeks aboard NIWA’s research vessel, Tangaroa.

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School students get first hand look at specialised scientific research

5 months ago by Helen Shea

Te Awa School students have had the chance to experience first-hand specialised scientific research that will help inform and hopefully improve future liquefaction assessment.

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Science Hui informs communities about proposed Hikurangi Research Programme

5 months ago by Kate Boersen

Communities on the East Coast of the North Island will get the opportunity to find out more about a research programme focusing on Aotearoa’s largest fault the Hikurangi subduction zone...

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New database plots history of New Zealand palaeotsunamis

6 months ago by NIWA

The scientific records of some 50 palaeotsunamis to have hit New Zealand shores since written records began can now be accessed in a new one-stop information shop,

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