August 7th: GSNZ President’s tour: Jennifer Eccles will speak on:
Balancing Hazard Effort in a Small Geologically Active Nation: Hazard and Risk
Where: NMIT, Rm A211. Enter by door at back of A block, off the small carpark
When: Wednesday, August 7th, 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Gold coin donation for non-members
Geological hazard has made a big impact on the consciousness of the New Zealand public over the last decade and despite our exposure in this area New Zealand research capacity and the public good research dollar is finite. The framework of hazard, vulnerability and risk provides a structure in which to interactively discuss the challenges that face us in prioritizing effort and understanding how increased geological knowledge manifests in policy and national, regional and household economics. The ‘low hazard high risk’ category is one with lower national profile and the Auckland Volcanic Field and Hauraki Rift seismic potential are used as case studies to illustrate research in this space.