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Explore our science - science that is happening right now at our very own natural LAB

There is a lot of research underway by New Zealand and international scientists on the Hikurangi tectonic plate boundary and how it can affect us.

A 'serious game' for decision-making and coastal hazards

This project will look at developing a 'serious game' to develop plans that respond to coastal hazards and the effects of climate change while also meeting the needs of a community.

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Kura e Tai Āniwhaniwha

This project plans to collaboratively develop and workshop a kete of tsunami risk reduction activities for kura located in tsunami evacuation zones in Hawke's Bay

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Living at the Edge

This research will support the development of the Hawke's Bay Clifton to Tangoio Coastal Hazards Strategy 2120 by providing scientific advice for the development of coastal management solutions in Hawke’s Bay.

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Quicker and safer tsunami evacuations through agent-based modelling

This project will use data collected by communities during tsunami evacuation walks then model and simulate the movement of people during a tsunami evacuation event.

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Hikurangi Subduction Earthquakes & Slip Behaviour

A large team of national and international scientists will be studying the Hikurangi plate boundary, New Zealand's largest earthquake and tsunami hazard, to find out what risk it poses to New Zealand.

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SHIRE: Seismogenesis Hikurangi Integrated Research Experiment

This research involves looking for evidence of past earthquakes, geological and geophysical mapping to understand more about the Hikurangi plate boundary and its behaviour.

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Participatory technology

This research project aims to assess the role and contribution of technology in fostering community participation to plan for natural hazards in Hawke’s Bay.

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Cultural Resilience

The research focuses on understanding, harnessing and building social norms to learn more about resiliency in New Zealand.

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