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Canterbury academic to be awarded for earthquake research
University of Canterbury Associate Professor in Earthquake Engineering Brendon Bradley will receive the TC203 Young Researcher Award at the premier conference in his discipline, which is being held in New Zealand for the first time next month.

The award, presented biennially by the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers (under the age of 40) who have shown exceptional promise of excellence in research and made significant contributions in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering.

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Land-facing, Southwest Greenland ice sheet movement decreasing
In the face of decades of increasing temperatures and surface melting, the movement of the southwest portion of the Greenland Ice Sheet that terminates on land has been slowing down, according to a new study being published by the journal Nature on Oct. 29.
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CGG to promote 11th licensing round for Gabonese Republic's Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons
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CGG has been appointed as technical consultant by the Gabonese Republic's Ministry of Petroleum and Hydrocarbons to help with the promotion of its 11th Licensing Round focusing on five highly prospective deepwater blocks.

The round will be open for five months, and bids can be submitted from Feb. 15, 2016, onward and by no later than March 31, 2016. Prequalification for the bid round will require the purchase of a minimum amount of seismic data.

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Nepal earthquake was less intense than feared
The April 2015 Gorkha earthquake that struck Nepal produced less damage and weaker shaking than might be expected from a magnitude 7.8 quake in the area, according to a group of ten new articles published this week in Seismological Research Letters.
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