Beneath the waves
Raranga Whāriki Papa Moana
Two active island volcanoes lie off the Bay of Plenty coast: Tūhua/Mayor Island and Whakaari/White Island.
Risks from these near-shore islands are missing from hazard forecasting and emergency management plans.
To reduce vulnerability in our communities and to near sea-level infrastructure, our research is investigating the potential hazards – above and below the water by mapping the physical anatomy of each island.
By partnering with communities, educators, hazard managers, industry and iwi we can package the new information in the best way to increase awareness and usefulness.
EarthFest brings geosciences to the community
EarthFest – a community event preceding this year’s Geosciences NZ conference – was a chance for tamariki and their families to get up close and personal with Earth sciences and meet people working in its many different fields.