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About the Team


NIWA Contact

Ryan Paulik
Phone: +64 (0)4 386 0601
Fax: +64 (0)4 386 0574

GNS Science Contact

Richard Woods
Lower Hutt
Phone: +64 (0)4 570 1444
Fax: +64 (0)4 570 4600

New Zealand natural hazard experts

RiskScape is a collaboration between GNS Science and the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA). These two Crown Research Institutes have well-established natural hazard research centres.

Collaboration with other organisations

RiskScape collaborates with national and international organisations including regional and district councils, Massey University, University of Canterbury, University of Auckland, GeoScience Australia and many others.

Strong research underpinning

RiskScape's development programme is supported by two key natural hazard research projects:

  • NIWA’s Reducing the Impacts of Weather Related Hazards

  • GNS Science’s Geological Hazardscape programme.

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