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Department of Geology News and events

EQC grant unites earth and social sciences

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 11:27pm

The Southland region could be New Zealand’s largest area of incomplete fault information, but University of Otago researchers can now fill in the gaps after receiving a new EQC grant.

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EQC grant unites earth and social sciences

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 9:34am

Southland could be New Zealand’s largest area of incomplete seismic fault information, but University of Otago researchers can now fill in the gaps after receiving a new EQC grant.

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Select staff return to campus under Level 3

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 9:46pm

The Otago Bulletin Board meets some of the staff able to return to campus in Alert Level 3.

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Science goes online and virtual

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 8:46pm

The COVID-19 lockdown has created unique challenges for science online learning and the translation of lab work and field trips traditionally considered essential for experiential learning. The Otago Bulletin Board “visited” the Department of Geology and the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences to see how they have responded.

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Scientists again highlight need for fault avoidance zone at Franz Josef town

Tuesday, 4 February 2020 2:12pm

New research has reinforced that the way the town of Franz Josef Glacier is situated and occupied could mean a very real and significant loss of life and property when the Alpine Fault next ruptures.

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Two awards for Ewan Fordyce

Friday, 20 December 2019 1:12pm

Geology’s Professor Ewan Fordyce has received two significant awards, honouring his contributions to his field.

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Otago research reveals past rapid Antarctic ice loss due to ocean warming

Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00am

New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower than today.

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Otago wins at Zoomtopia Innovation Awards

Thursday, 17 October 2019 1:20pm

Otago has won a competition with its videoconference provider, Zoom, for its innovative use of videoconferencing.

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Otago scientists awarded NZ$38.5 million in largest national research grants

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 10:28am

University of Otago scientists have been awarded almost NZ$38.5 million from the Government’s Endeavour Fund to tackle major issues from climate change to antimicrobial resistance.