Aiming for a More Resilient Auckland

New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, sits on the potentially active Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF), and could also be impacted by ash fall from eruptions at Central North Island volcanoes. The AVF features more than 53 volcanic centres formed over the past 200,000 years. Each volcanic centre usually erupts once in a new location, and it is not known where or when the next eruption will occur. This creates major concerns for emergency and risk managers. The DEVORA research programme aims to reduce uncertainties where possible, quantitatively understand the risk posed by future eruptions, and provide expert advice so that authorities may prepare for and mitigate the volcanic risk, supporting Auckland’s growth as a sustainable, resilient, and livable city. Our research is guided by our 10 aspirational outcomes.

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