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GNS Science


Waiaraki Research Centre
PO Box 2000

P:  +64 7 376 8211

W:  www.gns.cri.nz

We are New Zealand's leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. We apply our scientific knowledge from the atomic to the planetary scale to create wealth, protect the environment, and improve the safety of people.

The GNS Science geothermal team is internationally recognised for innovative, robust geoscientific research, expertise and consultancy advice. Our experienced professionals integrate geology, geophysics, geochemistry and modelling expertise for exploration, drilling advice, environmental sustainability, field development, optimal production and ongoing resource management. We have supported the global geothermal community for over 50 years, with experience in over 25 countries, including New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Ethiopia, Madagascar, El Salvador, Turkey, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Chile.


49 Sala Street
Private Bag 3020
Rotorua 3046
New Zealand

P: +64 7 343 5899

W:  www.scionresearch.com

Scion is a New Zealand Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product, wood-derived materials, and other biomaterial sectors.

Our purpose is to drive innovation and growth from these sectors to build economic value and contribute to beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. We achieve our purpose through providing research, technology and knowledge in partnership with industry, government and Maori stakeholders.

Our two main areas of capability - forest science and manufacturing, and bioproducts - span the forest industry value chain.   

Our staff, of around 300, are united in attaining our vision – “Prosperity from trees”.

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