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Natural Hazards services
We provide expert advice to inform disaster management and risk mitigation.
: river flood and storm-surge forecasting, monitoring, risk assessment, computer simulation and inundation modelling.
Extreme weather hazards
: risk assessment of high winds, heavy rainfall, cyclones and droughts, monitoring, computer modelling.
Climate change and global warming
: climate variability, monitoring, future projections, future impacts on regions, sectors and the environment.
: monitoring, projections, effects on communities.
: prediction, protection, renourishment, coastal hazard zone assessments, monitoring beach systems.
Maritime hazards and navigation
: surface currents for navigation, yacht racing, oil spill movement and search & rescue, wave monitoring and forecasting, marine winds, tide forecasting, maritime investigations, hydrographic surveying.
Surf zone hazards
: monitoring surf rips, waves and coastal erosion.
: monitoring and early-warning systems, assessment of risk, computer modelling of tsunami propagation and innundation.
Marine and submarine hazards
: volcanoes, underwater landslides, submarine faults, risk assessment for pipeline and seabed cable routes, seabed stability and structure.
Repairs to sea wall, Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast. Photo taken by Dave Allen in 2011.