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University of Otago celebrates Marsden Fund success

Thursday, 8 November 2018 2:14pm

University of Otago researchers are celebrating their most successful Marsden Fund round ever, securing $28.5 million (excluding GST) for 41 world-class research projects.

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GREEN Grid project releases unique household electricity demand dataset for public use

Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:52am

“How much electricity do heat pumps really use? When is hot water heated and are the lights kept on all day in winter?” These and other questions can now be answered thanks to the release of anonymised electricity power demand data from a sample of 45 New Zealand households.

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Project builds resilience in communities preparing for Alpine Fault quake

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 3:12pm

The scientists, emergency planners and numerous agencies involved in preparing for a future Alpine Fault earthquake have modelled the impacts of a major earthquake on the Alpine Fault and highlighted the need for emergency agencies to work across boundaries during a future disaster, University of Otago research reveals.