INVISIBLE NATURAL FORCES AT WORK

  • New tsunami detection technology
  • Mission critical quake data
  • Galvanising community action

POWERING UP

  • Unlocking green hydrogen
  • Deep geothermal’s potential

Te Pū Ao

Te Pū Ao

A digital magazine from GNS Science


WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

  • Mapping aquifers from the air
  • Beneath the Antarctic ice
  • Restoring Hokianga Harbour
  • PM’s Science Prize awarded

A digital magazine from GNS Science

GNS Magazine Issue number 1
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Welcome to Te Pū Ao

Welcome to
Te Pū Ao

A message from the Chair and Chief Executive

This is GNS Science’s new digital magazine Te Pū Ao.

In the video, GNS Science Chair Nicola Crauford and Chief Executive Ian Simpson introduce this new magazine and reflect on 2020.

For every article you read, GNS Science will donate on your behalf to The Wonder Project, a free school programme designed to get young Kiwis excited about science, technology, engineering and maths. Please click the button at the bottom of each article to donate.

INVISIBLE NATURAL FORCES AT WORK

Natural Hazards and Risk

New tsunami detection technology

Aotearoa New Zealand will get improved warning of tsunami from the Southwest Pacific thanks to a network of deep ocean tsunami sensors.

Natural Hazards and Risk

Mission critical quake data

A two-year project to revise the National Seismic Hazard Model involves more than 50 scientists and engineers locally and internationally.

LAND AND MARINE GEOSCIENCE

Galvanising community action

High-impact research into Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest and most active fault – the Hikurangi subduction zone – is helping community preparedness.

Ask an Expert videos prove popular

During the COVID-19 lockdown in Aotearoa New Zealand, GeoNet asked the public for questions they have always wanted to know the answers to – about earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and tsunami.

Then in their homes, in one to two-minute video chats, our experts answered their questions. A total of 38 videos were produced.

What areas are most susceptible to landslides?

The landslide edition play

Why can I hear the rumble of an earthquake, what makes the noise?

The earthquake edition play

How do we know when a volcano is dormant?

The volcano edition play

Why do we always worry about tsunami when they only cause small waves in New Zealand?

The tsunami edition play

WATER WATER EVERYWHERE

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE

Mapping aquifers from the air

Experts are taking to the air to map underground freshwater in Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest ever aquifer mapping project.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE

Beneath the Antarctic ice

Increasing understanding of how the Antarctic’s ice behaved in previous warm periods will lead to better estimates of sea level rise and its impact.

LAND AND MARINE GEOSCIENCE

Restoring Hokianga Harbour

Local communities are keen to restore and regenerate the harbour’s mauri (life force) and GNS Science is helping achieve them this goal.

ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE

PM’s Science Prize awarded

GNS Science is part of the team awarded the 2019 PM’s Science Prize for work tackling links between climate change, Antarctic ice melt and sea level rise.

Art meets science in an intriguing collaboration

This year GNS Science hosted visiting US glass artist and Fulbright scholar Anna Lehner. A glass sculpture called Shifting Foundations resulted from the connection.

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POWERING UP

ENERGY FUTURES

Unlocking green hydrogen

With many countries hungry for low-emission energy solutions, green hydrogen is a compelling option which GNS Science is investigating.

ENERGY FUTURES

Deep geothermal’s potential

The key to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 may lie several kilometres below our feet with deep geothermal resources.

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smart and passionate people
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sites nationwide
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science projects every year
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