New Zealand Research Programmes

Links to current New Zealand research programmes.

GNS Science – Massey University Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR)

This Centre is a joint venture between Massey University and GNS Science within the School of Psychology and is based at the Wellington Campus of Massey University. The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary applied teaching and research aimed at understanding the impacts of disasters on communities, improving risk management and enhancing community preparedness, response and recovery.

GNS Science selected research programmes

GNS Science is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. Our purpose is to understand natural Earth system processes and resources, and to translate these into economic, environmental and social benefits.

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) research programmes

NIWA's mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.

Landcare Research programmes

Landcare Research’s core purpose is to drive innovation in the management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources.

University of Waikato International Global Change Institute

The (IGCI) International Global Change Institute's goal is to integrate knowledge on the natural and human dimensions of global environmental change for use in policy development and decision-making.

Resilient Organisations

Resilient Organisations is a six year research project (funded by the Foundation for Research, Science, and Technology (FRST)) designed to assist New Zealand organisations to recover economic competitiveness after hazard events by improving their resilience.

Opus Research Labs – Social and Economic Recovery through Community Resilience

Opus Research Labs specialise in delivering behavioural, spatial, and engineering research to inform and improve urban, individual, and community response and resilience to natural hazard events through the evaluation of perceptions, policies, and patterns of economic activity.

University of Canterbury, Natural Hazards Research Centre

The Natural Hazards Research Centre has research programmes related to studies of active tectonics and earthquakes, landscape evolution modelling, land-use planning, urban vulnerability to volcanic eruptions and health risks from eruptions.

Victoria University of Wellington Earthquake Hazard Centre

The Earthquake Hazard Centre (EHC) within the School of Architecture is an information network and dissemination centre for earthquake-resistant construction in Developing Countries.

University of Auckland Centre for Earthquake Engineering Research

Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland (DEVORA0 research programme 

It’s Our Fault: Defining Earthquake Risk in Wellington research programme

Massey University, Volcanic Hazard Risk

Learning to Live with Volcanic Risk - FRST programme that aims to improve national resilience to activity from the cone-building andesitic volcanoes in New Zealand (especially Mt Taranaki and Mt Ruapehu).

EQC Research

One of EQC’s roles is to facilitate research about natural disaster damage, methods of reducing or preventing natural disaster damage, and the insurance provided under the Earthquake Commission Act. EQC research aims to reduce the Crown’s liabilities arising from geological hazard events and to make communities more resilient to such events.

New Zealand Fire Service - Fire Safety Research

Each year the New Zealand Fire Service Commission determines a set of research priorities that will assist them in meeting their mission of reducing the incidence and consequence of fire. This link takes you to the the Fire Service website, containing research project reports and details on the fire safety research funding rounds.