Our standing in the world is built on our expert application of the enabling sciences – mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology – to address the big questions and challenges facing the Earth sciences. We take a broad, integrative view to answer questions ranging from the Earth’s formation from the mixture of dust and gas orbiting around the sun, through all the processes determining Earth’s evolutionary history, to predicting the future state of our oceans and climate.
We are innovators: seeking to develop new experimental, analytical or computational methods, underpinned by in-house engineering and electronics workshops and our highly specialised technical staff.
Our cutting-edge research is led by our 60 academic staff, and provides an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our 100 graduate students. Our people and facilities are also the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth sciences.
Professor Stephen Eggins, Director