QuakeCoRE is a national network of leading New Zealand Earthquake Resilience Researchers. The institute leverages strengths across the country and internationally, working collaboratively on integrated multidisciplinary programs of internationally-leading research that will be support the develop a earthquake-resilient NZ where thriving communities have the capacity to recover rapidly after major earthquakes through mitigation and pre-disaster preparation.
QuakeCoRE will place NZ at the worldwide forefront of earthquake disaster resilience by utilizing NZ as a natural earthquake laboratory, producing new knowledge on the seismic response of the built environment, developing models to understand vulnerabilities within this environment, and designing innovative technologies and decision-support tools enabling rapid recovery of NZ communities.
QuakeCoRE aims to establish and link multi-institutional national research programmes that are internationally networked. The research programmes will advance the science and implementation pathways of earthquake resilience through system-level science with highly integrated collaborations coordinated across the physical, engineering and social sciences and relevant research institutions.