Volcanic Rotorua Lecture by Brad Scott, Volcanologist

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019
Venue: Te Rūnanga Tea House Government Gardens

Time: 5.30pm

Price: $10 Friends members, $15 non-members

Learn more about Rotorua's volcanic activity from well-known volcanologist, Brad Scott.

Friends of Rotorua Museum are pleased to host a lecture by volcanologist Brad Scott on Thursday 22 August 2019 at 5.30pm.

The talk will take place at Te Rūnanga Tea House where Scott will discuss the volcanic activity specific to Rotorua and his career with GNS Science, Te Pū Ao, New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research.

Scott is a Volcanic Information Specialist with over 44 years’ experience in monitoring and assessing active volcanoes, geothermal systems and earthquake activity. He stared work with the NZ Geological Survey (DSIR) in Rotorua before moving to DSIR Geology and Geophysics, and has been with GNS Science since 1991.

He has been involved in a wide range of geological and geophysical investigations related to active volcanoes, geothermal systems and earthquakes, mostly involving monitoring, hazard assessment and rapid event response. From 1992 to 2012 he took the lead role in coordination of volcano surveillance in New Zealand and now focuses on risk analysis and communications of this information as part of the GeoNet project.

Tickets are $10 for members of Friends of Rotorua Museum and $15 for non-members.
Tickets are available to purchase from Rotorua Lakes Council Reception (1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua) from 24 July 2019. Numbers are limited for this popular talk so get in quick.
Light refreshments will be provided from 5.30pm with the talk beginning at 6pm.

For more information contact Janette Irvine, email kjirvine@xtra.co.nz or phone: 027 294 2870

Volcanic Rotorua
Brad Scott. Courtesy of subject

Brad Scott. Courtesy of subject

Mount Tarawera crater

Mount Tarawera crater

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