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Biennial Grants 2016

We have allocated $1 million for 15 new research programmes from 2016-2018. The projects cover different disciplines – from social science to engineering – and explore different aspects of New Zealand’s exposure and vulnerability to natural disasters and ways to manage these effectively.

Exploring long-term disaster recovery trajectories in New Zealand
JC Gaillard, University of Auckland School of Environment with Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University

Seismic design of timber-steel hybrid shear wall systems for mid-rise light timber framed buildings
Minghao Li, University of Canterbury  with Tongji University, China

Potential shallow seismic sources in the Hamilton Basin

Vicki Moon, University of Waikato School of Science

Geometries and slip of historical surface-rupturing earthquakes in New Zealand and their application to seismic hazard analysis
Andy Nicol, University of Canterbury Department of Geological Sciences with GNS Science

Earthquake hazard in Dunedin: paleoseismology of the Titri Fault
David Barrell, GNS Science  with University of Otago, VUW

Capturing the full space of epistemic uncertainty in ground-motion prediction equations for New Zealand
Chris Van Houtte, GNS Science 

Laboratory simulations of slow moving landslide mechanisms
Jonathan Carey, GNS Science

Hauraki rift seismic transect (HRST)
Jennifer Eccles, University of Auckland School of Environment with University of Calgary, Canada, GNS Science

Postseismic deformation following the 2009 Mw7.8 Dusky Sound earthquake
Sigrun Hreinsdottir, GNS Science  with University of Otago

Understanding ashfall hazards from a future eruption at Taupo caldera
Simon Barker, University of Auckland School of Environment with USGS, University of Canterbury, Victoria University of Wellington

How long have we got to act? Magma ascent rates in the Auckland volcanic field
Marco Brenna/Elaine Smid, University of Auckland School of Environment with University of Alabama

Analysing hidden messages in high temperature Fumarolic Emissions
Bruce Christenson, GNS Science  with ISTerre, France

Assessing risk from ballistic impacts through aerial hazard mapping, numeric modelling, and laboratory experiments to enhance risk management and risk communication
Ben Kennedy, University of Canterbury Dept of Geological Sciences with GNS Science

Identification of damage-prone areas in tsunami hazard assessments
Xiaoming Wang, GNS Science 

Towards the calibration of tsunami models in the Auckland Region using paleotsunami deposits
Kate Clark, GNS Science  with Geomarine Research, University of NSW, University of Auckland

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