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Between 1948 and 2017 there were 619 theses and dissertations completed in Geology at Otago. Here's a look at some of the interesting things we can do with the metadata we have collected for each of the projects.

Below is a heatmap showing where projects have been undertaken. Unsurprisingly, the density of projects is highest in Otago. You can also see the Alpine Fault based on project density! There are also a many projects conducted in South Victoria Land, Antarctica and a few more scattered throughout the world.

Another thing we can look at is the number of projects completed per year.

As you can see 2015 was a biggest year for us so far, with 29 projects completed! The baseline number of projects completed is fairly steady since the 1980s. But there have been spikes in the early to mid 2000s and the last couple of years. We can also look at the number of PhD projects alone and see that there have been many more PhD projects completed in the last 10 years, and since PhDs take at least 3 years to complete we have more postgrads enrolled each year!