Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

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Whether it’s studying volcanoes in the South American Andes, the shakes of the Kekerengu fault or surfacing insights into the Zealandia continent our scientists are at the forefront of science discovery.

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Upcoming events

  • The Last Glacial Maximum in subtropical Australia

    Speaker: Dr Lynda Petherick, Environmental Science Programme, School of Geography, Environment & Earth Science, Victoria…

    Venue: COLT122, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus

  • Being Milankovitch

    Speaker: Stephen R. Meyer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA When Milankovitch cycles are preserved in the…

    Venue: Cotton Room CO122, Kelburn Campus