News and events from NeSI, the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure.
Issue No. 44
July 2018

Cataloguing NZ’s earthquake activities

“Because we can analyse such large datasets with NeSI, we can generate large catalogues of earthquakes and look at earthquake occurrence over much longer periods of time.”

At Victoria University of Wellington, researchers are using NeSI supercomputing resources to learn more about fault zones and what their physical properties can tell us about how and when earthquakes happen.


Predictive models to combat invasive species

“To run a large number of simulations and scenarios, we needed more computational power.”

Working with Associate Professor Susan Worner, Audrey Lustig’s doctoral project at Lincoln University used NeSI resources to build a computational model that improved researchers’ ability to track and correlate the interactions between an invasive species and their ecosystem.

New platforms welcoming first users next week

Catch up on the status to date for bringing Mahuika and Māui online

We expect to start moving our first users onto NeSI's new platforms on 23 July. Missed our Q&A Webinar sharing the latest platform status update? The slides and recording are now available online.


Science Coding Conference 2018 

See who's speaking at this year's event!

We're gathering New Zealand's research software engineers, developers, IT managers, and coding enthusiasts for two days of talks and networking in Rotorua! Check out our list of speakers and register today!


Update on move to quarterly allocation calls

New application schedule coming for new Merit and Postgraduate allocations

Join us on 25 July for a discussion around NeSI's move to quarterly application calls for Merit and Postgraduate allocations. We'll be sharing an overview of the process updates and the upcoming schedule changes.


In other news...

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Recent research outputs

Below is a sample of research outputs reported to us by NeSI users. To notify NeSI of your publications, please email

  • Twort, V.G., A.B. Dennis, D. Park, K.F. Lomas, R.D. Newcomb, and T.R. Buckley. 2017. Positive selection and comparative molecular evolution of reproductive proteins from New Zealand tree weta (Orthoptera, Hemideina). PLoS ONE, 12(11): e0188147. 
  • Keeley N, Wood SA, Pochon X (2018) Development and preliminary validation of a multi-trophic metabarcoding biotic index for benthic organic enrichment biomonitoring. Ecological Indicators, 85: 1044-1057.
  • Pauling, A.G., Smith, I.J., Langhorne, P.J., Bitz, C.M. 2017. Time-Dependent Freshwater Input From Ice Shelves: Impacts on Antarctic Sea Ice and the Southern Ocean in an Earth System Model. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(20):10454–10461, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075017.
If you would like to be kept up to date with research outputs as NeSI includes them, please join our Mendeley group.​

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