Nicola  Litchfield

Head of Department: Active Landscapes

One of Nicola’s key roles at GNS Science is as the administration of the Active Faults Database of New Zealand (, a publicly available GIS database. Nicola's tasks include entering and editing line and attribute data and responding to public requests. Nicola also has a continuing role in seismic hazard assessment in commercial projects. She has performed a wide range of tasks, such as: field trenching logging and interpretation, assisting with report writing, (including constructing figures), aerial photo analysis, trench log analysis, and some trenching fieldwork. In her work, Nicola applies a tectonic geomorphology approach to provide context to earthquake geology studies and seismic hazard assessments.



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