Geology for Global Development


Mapping the Kaikoura earthquake, New Zealand

Jack Williams is a PhD Student at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he is studying the Alpine Fault. Jack was part of a team of experts that went into the field immediately following the Kaikoura earthquake to map the surface ruptures. Here he explains what they were up to and shares some photos of the damage. The Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake was an incredibly complex event involving sever ...[Read More]

Blog Break

We’ll be taking a break from blogging for the next fortnight. Don’t forget you can find a wide range of articles in our archives on topics from water, hazards, disasters and more.

GfGD in the Himalaya (1) – Project Overview

This time next week, GfGD will be participating in a major international event and conference focused on sustainable resource development in the Himalaya. The event, composed of a conference, fieldtrips and educational project will examine aspects relating to water resources, environmental change, disaster risk reduction, geotourism, renewable energy and natural resource management. Background Our ...[Read More]

Voice of the Future 2014

‘Voice of the Future‘ (yes I agree, the young scientist community are and should be an important voice of today!) is a fantastic event which has taken place for the past few years. It gathers young scientists from a number of disciplines, including geology, and enables them to put questions to senior Government Ministers in the UK, civil servants and MPs. These normally include the Min ...[Read More]