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Department of Geology events archive 2012

  • Risking Tsunami: Merging Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Mitigations for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Friday, 16th November 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Brian McAdoo (Yale – NUS College)

  • Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field Workshop: Interpreting Maar-Diatreme Volcanism using base to top exposures, syn-eruptive surface deposits and country-rock strata

    Sunday 21st - Saturday 27th October, Flagstaff Arizona
    Organisers: Dr James White and Nathalie Lefebvre (University of Otago) and others.

  • GNS's New Zealand Geothermal Research

    Friday, 5th October 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Dave McNamara, Wairakei Research Centre, GNS Science

  • Three 15 minute seminars from Surveying staff

    Wednesday, 3rd October 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome

  • The rise of global atmospheric oxygen in the Palaeoproterozoic: chronological constraints from the FAR-DEEP drill core, NW Russia

    Thursday, 27th September 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Adam Martin, British Geological Survey (Otago PhD 2009)

  • Stress Switching in Subduction Fore-arcs - Implications for Overpressure Containment and Strength Cycling on Megathrusts

    Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Emeritus Professor Rick Sibson (Otago)

  • Mineral dissolution as a significant permeability-generating mechanism in ocean-floor hydrothermal systems

    Friday, 7th September 2012 at 11:00am - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Dr Andrew McCaig, University of Leeds, UK

  • Post-Collisional Exhumation of the world's youngest ultra-high pressure (UHP) terrane in the Woodlark Rift, Papua New Guinea

    Wednesday, 5th September 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Tim Little, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences Victoria University of Wellington

  • Micro-mechanisms active during solid state deformation of rock and their microstructural record in New Zealand's Alpine Fault zone

    Monday, 3rd September 2012 at 3:00pm - Room 314, Science III Building -All Welcome
    Seminar by Virginia Toy, Geology Department, University of Otago

  • CRL short course

    Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August 2012, HoD office (1n15), Geology Building, Dunedin
    Short course by James Pope, CRL energy Ltd (for 4th-year geology students)

  • Magma mingling in the Halfmoon Pluton, Stewart Island

    Tuesday, 24th July 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building. Drink, eat and chat with the speaker afterwards at Eureka, 116 Albany Street
    Seminar by Rose Turnbull, GNS Science

  • Short course: Integration of geophysics into exploration and regional or project mapping

    Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th July 2012 at 9:00am-5:00pm Paleo-sed Lab (1s06) Geology Building, Dunedin
    Short course by Bruce Craven, director and principal consultant with Southern Geoscience Consultants (SGC) in Perth, Western Australia, 2012 AusIMM New Zealand Branch Visiting Lecturer

  • GNS Science Dunedin "Pecha Kucha" fluid flow

    Friday, 20th July 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    "Pecha Kucha" 20 second automatic slide transition, 4 minute total, talks from staff at GNS Science Dunedin

  • Along-arc variation in subduction processes, related to slab seismicity, New Zealand

    Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building. Followed by dinner at Eureka.
    Seminar by Donna Eberhart-Phillips, GNS Science

  • University of Otago Science Expo: What Makes us Tick? Let's Tock

    Sunday 1st July 12:00pm - 6:00pm & Monday 2nd July 9.00am – 3.00pm - The Link, ISB Building, Cumberland Street, opposite the Museum Reserve.

  • NZ International Science Festival: "what makes us tick?"

    Saturday 30th June - Sunday 8th July - Dunedin

  • Ice, Iron and the Midnight Sun

    Friday 8th June 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Fluid flow by Jess Hillman

  • Seismic stratigraphy of the Reinga Basin, NW New Zealand: tectonic and petroleum implications

    Friday, 8th June 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Francois Bache, Marine Geoscientist, GNS Science, Lower Hutt

  • IODP Expedition 343: Japan Trench - ocean drilling of an active fault at record depths!

    Friday 1st June 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Fluid flow by Virginia Toy

  • Curry me away: A gastronomic, socioeconomic, and (sometimes) academic trip through Thailand & India

    Friday 25th May 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Fluid flow by Jessica Hinojosa

  • Mission control we have a problem: New Zealand and fossil fuel use
    Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Dr Mike Isaac, GNS Lower Hutt

  • Oligocene drowning of Zealandia: how wet did it get?

    Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Dr Mike Isaac, GNS Lower Hutt (Hochstetter Lecture 2012)

  • Life on the ice: A tour through Antarctica

    Friday 11th May 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Fluid flow by Jacob Anderson

  • President's perspectives – a Future GSNZ, and a Carbon flux retrospective

    Wednesday,9 May 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Dr Scott Nodder (GSNZ president), NIWA

  • Short course: Tectonomagmatic controls on porphyry and epithermal mineralisation

    Monday, 7th May 2012 at 9:00am-5:00pm -GNS Science, Dunedin
    Short course by Jeremy Richards, University of Alberta, the 2012 AusIMM New Zealand Branch Visiting Lecturer

  • Statistical models in modelling earthquake data

    Wednesday, 2 May 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Ting Wang, Department of Maths and Stats, University of Otago

  • Antarctica and the onset of Late Pliocene global cooling: A biogeochemical perspective from Ross Sea sediments

    Thursday, 26th April 2012 at 4:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Christina Riesselman US Geological Survey Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center

  • Rapid Basin Analysis using Rocks(basement) and Sediments (basin fill)

    Thursday, 19th April 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Tom Loutit, Founder and Director, FrOG Tech Pty Ltd: From Oil to Groundwater, Australia

  • Dehydration reactions under stress

    Tuesday, 17th April 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by John Wheeler, Liverpool University

  • Famine, Revolution, Fananticism.... and some of the things I did see in Ethopia, Tunisia and Iran
    Friday 23rd March 2012 at 5:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Fluid flow by Dushan Jugum

  • The structure and frictional properties of earthquake faults in nature and experiment

    Monday, 12 March 2012 at 1:45pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Steven Smith INGV, Instituto Nazionale di Geofiscica e Vulcanologia

  • Speleothem records of Tropical Pacific Palaeoclimate: Getting down and dirty with the ITCZ

    Monday, 12 March 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Daniel Sinclair Rutgers University, New Brunswick

  • Relations between paleoearthquakes and million year fault growth

    Monday, 12 March 2012 at 11:15am- Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Vasiliki Mouslopoulou Technical University of Crete

  • Imaging the Earth’s near surface: The why and how of applied geophysics for the 21st century

    Tuesday, 1 March 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Doug Oldenburg SEG Distinguished Lecturer University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • Collisional Delamination in New Guinea
    Friday, 3 February 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Mark Cloos, University of Texas

  • Volatile Recycling and Magma Generation in Young-Slab Subduction Zones: Examples from Central Mexico and the Oregon Cascades
    Wednesday, 1 February 2012 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room Gn9, Ground Floor Geology Building
    Seminar by Paul Wallace, University of Oregon