Hikurangi project funded

We are happy to announce that our proposal for the study of the southern Hikurangi subduction zone has been fully supported. This project will involve deploying a fleet of 20 broadband OBS from the NFSI during one year to study the seismicity and seismic velocity structure in the locked zone of the Hikurangi margin that is thought to produce large megathrust earthquakes. The project is a collaboration between the University of Ottawa (Pascal Audet), Dalhousie University (Mladen Nedimovic), Victoria University of Wellington (Martha Savage) and GNS Science (Laura Wallace, Emily Warren-Smith, Katie Jacobs).

The first deployment is scheduled for January 2023. Stay tuned for more info!

Pascal Audet
Professor of Geophysics & University Research Chair