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Geological surveys as research-focused organizations; New Zealand's experience and opportunities

Mark Rattenbury, Gill Jolly, Peter Benfell and Robert Smillie
Geological surveys as research-focused organizations; New Zealand's experience and opportunities (in The changing role of geological surveys, P. R. Hill (editor), D. Lebel (editor), M. Hitzman (editor), M. Smelror (editor) and H. Thorleifson (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (November 2019) 499 (1): 213-223

Abstract

GNS Science is New Zealand's geological survey with an applied earth science research focus yet without traditional government department accountabilities. As one of New Zealand's Crown Research Institutes established in 1992, GNS Science is owned by the New Zealand Government but has higher levels of self-determination, fiscal independence and impartiality than a government department. Securing competitive research funding and commissioned research is a business imperative and because of this the institute is able to respond and adapt to changing societal expectations. GNS Science can also influence outcomes based on its discretionary research investment. New Zealand's geological setting astride an active plate boundary attracts many international partners endeavouring to better understand geological processes in an accessible and logistically well-resourced natural laboratory. Partnerships like these substantially increase technological and financial resources and these enable diverse and often ambitious projects.


ISSN: 0305-8719
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 499
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Geological surveys as research-focused organizations; New Zealand's experience and opportunities
Title: The changing role of geological surveys
Author(s): Rattenbury, MarkJolly, GillBenfell, PeterSmillie, Robert
Author(s): Hill, P. R.editor
Author(s): Lebel, D.editor
Author(s): Hitzman, M.editor
Author(s): Smelror, M.editor
Author(s): Thorleifson, H.editor
Affiliation: GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Pages: 213-223
Published: 20191112
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 27
Accession Number: 2020-011015
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 3 tables
S47°30'00" - S34°30'00", E166°30'00" - E178°30'00"
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 202008
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