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Research programme

Toka Tū Ake EQC plays a key role in addressing New Zealand’s current and future disaster resilience challenges through a focus on risk reduction actions, driven by our research and education mandate.

Our research programme is a core part of our Resilience Strategy for Natural Hazard Risk Reduction and is part of our function under the Earthquake Commission Act 1993.

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Toka Tū Ake EQC invests around $20 million each year in science and data to develop and improve the evidence-base for decision making so that our homes, towns and cities are more resilient.


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Data and modelling

Toka Tū Ake EQC funds or co-funds major sources of natural hazards data for New Zealand and models that provide inputs for decision making.

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Risk reduction and resilience

The Risk Reduction and Resilience Team leverages the research and data we fund to advocate, influence and where possible implement the reduction of natural hazard damage.