2020 Hayward Geocommunication Award winners:
Hikurangi Subduction Margin Project Team
The project is one of the first of its kind to have a specific geoscience communication research aim.
The team’s multimedia approach, including public science talks, short courses, field trips, media and art competitions, citizen science, social media, blogs, fact sheets, webinars, videos, news media articles, and more, has seen widespread increase in public awareness and knowledge of not only the Hikurangi subduction zone science, but importantly what the science reveals about the geological hazards of the region.
The Hayward Geocommunication Award
Offered for the first time in 2020, the Hayward Geocommunication Award is awarded to a New Zealand-based geoscientist or geoscientists for the most meritorious contribution to geocommunication in the previous 3 calendar years.
The award seeks to recognise and promote excellence, innovation and accuracy in “geocommunication” to “public” audiences by a New Zealand “geoscientist” or group of geoscientists.
This award has been made possible thanks to the generosity of GSNZ Life Member Bruce Hayward.