Our department has been rated the second best in the country for the originality, significance and rigour of our research.
Our department has been rated the second best in the country for the originality, significance and rigour of our research. In fact, 94% of our research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent, consistent with our history as one of the leading centres for Earth Science research in the UK.
Department research activity spans diverse topics designed to investigate the past, present and future of planet earth and its resources. Our research work ranges from groundbreaking blue-sky research, to very applied projects with high societal impact deliverables for industrial and government sponsors.
For convenience, our research activities have been divided into the three main themes highlighted below. As in any successful research environment, as well as the research done under these simple groupings, much research happens as internal collaborations between members of these groups and external collaborations at many other high-ranking research institutes globally.