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MBIE success for Assoc. Professor Georg Zellmer

29 February 2016

Maungarongo Marae
Mt. Ruapehu

Associate Professor Georg Zellmer has been awarded funding of $446,494 by New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for the project "Mitigating volcanic hazards through advanced technologies". Georg will lead a team of research partners from GNS Science, the University of Auckland and the University of Hokkaido, Japan, in a project that takes advantage of the record of crystals formed in magma during previous eruptions to quantitatively determine the rates and timing of events that led to the eruption. The results from this work will be directly applicable to the applied monitoring of New Zealand’s volcanoes and incorporated into the GeoNet project.