Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural Hazards Science for East Coast Schools

GNS science recently ran four three-day natural hazards science camps for intermediate level students in New Zealand’s rural Tairawhiti (Gisborne – East Cape) region. A total of 109 year 7 and 8 students and 16 teachers, from 19 schools were represented. The science camps were based at four different locations (Gisborne, Te Karaka, Tolaga Bay …

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Lahars on Ruapehu

Ruapehu Eruption, Image: Lloyd Homer@GNS Science Ruapehu is very popular with skiers, trampers and other adventurers. As an active volcano with the potential for sudden eruptions through its crater lake, Ruapehu presents the Department of Conservation with a significant hazard management issue. Lahars on Ruapehu: Image: Lloyd Homer@GNS Science Obviously there is the possibility of …

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Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia

GNS Science, in partnership with a team from the University Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, is involved in a 5 year project to reduce the risks caused by natural disasters in Indonesia. Coastline, West Sumatra   J.Thomson@GNS Science Indonesia is a huge and very diverse country, made up of about 20 000 separate islands, with …

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“Drop, cover and hold on” is the best advice…

How to Respond to an Earthquake in New Zealand This article has been compiled by Karen Hayes at GNS Science with the help of experts including Julia Becker and David Johnston from GNS Science, and Adrian Prowse from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. Information about the ‘Triangle of Life’ has been disseminated via …

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