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Natural hazards data and models

EQC funds or co-funds major sources of natural hazards data for New Zealand and models that provide inputs for decision making.

GeoNet New Zealand Geotechnical Database

GeoNet provides access to near real-time data and over 50TB of data archives related to monitoring natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunami, landslides and volcanoes. This data is used for research into understanding natural hazards and their impacts.  EQC was a founding funder in 2001 and remains the largest contributor providing approximately $14 million each year for the programme.  We also fund or co-fund other key national tools such as the New Zealand Geotechnical Database, National Seismic Hazard Model along with EQC’s PRUE, used by EQC and reinsurers to assess natural hazard impact and financial exposure.