Human hands are all over Australia’s hottest ever year

Australia’s hottest year on record in 2013 would’ve been “virtually impossible” without human-driven climate change, with the record temperatures made 2,000 times more likely due to greenhouse gases.

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Ancient sea level changes

Research published in Nature Communications shows that sea level rose as fast as 5.5 meters per century at times in the past 500,000 years

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Student conference Exploring Our World: From Micro to Macro

The 2014 RSES student conference looks at "Exploring our World: From Micro to Macro" and is an opportunity for Earth Science PhD students to briefly present their research work.

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Dr Oliver Nebel awarded with Victor-Moritz-Goldschmidt Award by the DMG

At their 2014 annual conference, the German Mineralogical Society (DMG) presented Dr Oliver Nebel with the Victor Moritz Goldschmidt Award for his work on the chemical evolution of planetary reservoirs and crust-mantle...

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2015 Alumni Awards - Nominate Inspiring Alumni and Students

Our School has built an international reputation for excellence in education and research. We have produced exceptional graduates for over 50 years. Our graduates are making important contributions in their...

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Engaging with the community

RSES staff and students share their stories at the Geoscience Australia and "Who are scientists?" events held during National Science Week

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

Planet Earth is an amazing place - it is constantly moving and its surface is always changing. At the centre of the Earth, temperatures are as high as they are on the surface of the Sun. Over billions of years, this has caused continents to drift apart and oceans to open and close. The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed.

Our focus is on both earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers in the Earth Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Research stories

Seising up the competition

Malcolm Sambridge and the Seismometers in Schools (AusSIS) team won the education category of the 2013 Innovation Challenge.

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Martian minerals made by microbes?

Discovery of microbe-made stevensite on Earth raises questions about minerals found on Mars.

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Research at RSES

Research at RSES

The Research School of Earth Sciences in The Australian National University is Australia’s leading academic research institution in the earth sciences and consistently very highly ranked internationally.

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Starting An Ice Age

New research linking deep-sea temperature and ice-volume has revealed how ice ages can come about, with Dr Gavin Foster from the Ocean and Earth Science department at the University of Southampton and Prof.

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Meet the new supercomputer

Meet the new supercomputer

Dr Andy Hogg discusses his research on the role of the ocean in climate change and explains the computational processes behind his research.

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Ocean winds keeps Australia dry and Antarctica cold

Ocean winds keep Australia dry and Antarctica cold

New ANU-led research has explained why Antarctica is not warming as much as other continents, and why southern Australia is recording more droughts.

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