DEVORA scientists are working to understand how long it might take for people to move out of harm’s way ahead of a future eruption of the Auckland Volcanic Field. Check out this new research lead by DEVORA PhD Candidate Alec Wild to find out how long it would take !
By refining the velocity model used to locate earthquakes, Auckland can be better prepared for an eruption from the volcanic field that lies beneath the region in New Zealand’s upper North Island.
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The United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) focuses on major efforts to reduce disaster risk.
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The Auckland Volcanic Field Contingency Plan details the management of an eruption in the field.
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Volcanic crisis simulation and role-play are valuable tools in communicating hazard assessment, learning monitoring and emergency management skills, as well as developing teamwork and decision-making strengths.
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An interactive, immersive role-play simulation has been developed to teach New Zealand geoscience students to forecast and mitigate a volcanic crisis.
Volcanic ash damages and disrupts critical infrastructure.
From electricity and transport to communications, wastewater and drinking water, all are at risk from a volcanic eruption.
A collaboration between the Earthquake Commission and GNS Science, GeoNet provides geological hazard information for New Zealand.
Volcanic ash settling on paved surfaces poses a major safety hazard.
A study of skid resistance on road asphalt and airfield concrete surfaces helps inform recommendations for effective cleaning and road safety maintenance.