School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Liverwort plant

Complex plants were first to conquer land

16 February 2018

Surprising new findings suggest a complete rethink of the evolution of land plants on Earth

Oil sheen resulting from the Exxon Valdez accident

Educating environmental awareness

2 February 2018

New curriculum aims to raise awareness of marine pollution among school children

Plastic straws

Earth students take a stand against plastic pollution

18 January 2018

Environmental Geography students are asking Cardiff businesses to take part in No Straw Stand campaign

Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland

Scientists simulate the climate of Game of Thrones

20 December 2017

Westeros has a climate in winter similar to that of Lapland, and Casterly Rock has a climate similar to that of Houston, Texas

Geology students at work in a lab

Global exploration consultancy host careers day

11 December 2017

International practice SRK Consulting organise careers day for geology and exploration students.

Global drought survey data

Improving drought monitoring

4 December 2017

Cardiff researchers are using innovative tools to address threats to global water supply

frozen thames

Ocean floor mud reveals secrets of past European climate

23 November 2017

Sea floor sediments uncover influential role of North Atlantic circulation in controlling Europe’s climate over the past 3000 years

fossil tree

World's oldest and most complex trees

23 October 2017

Intricate web of woody strands inside 374-million-year-old tree trunks point to most complicated trees to have ever grown on Earth

Professor Michael Brooks

Professor Michael Brooks (1936-2017)

13 October 2017

We regret to report the death of Professor Michael Brooks.

rain storm

Assessing climate change impact on extreme rainfall

12 October 2017

Scientists develop rainstorm generator to improve climate change predictions surrounding extreme rainfall events.

Ocean clam

Ocean critters emit greenhouse gas

10 October 2017

New study shows that oceans with worms and clams enhance the release of methane into the atmosphere up to eight times more than oceans without them

Attendees of the first UK Paleoclimate Society conference

Bringing together the UK’s paleoclimate community

15 September 2017

The inaugural conference of the UK Paleoclimate Society was held at Cardiff University

Volcano erupting

Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming event

1 September 2017

New research suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes.

Computer simulation of supercontinents breaking apart

How to break a supercontinent

22 August 2017

A newly published study by Cardiff University demonstrates that multiple forces are available to break apart supercontinents.

Earth and Ocean Science graduate with globe

Celebrating our graduates

21 July 2017

Congratulations to our class of 2017!

Trekking through the Panama rainforest; image by Conor White

Students on placement with the Panama Canal Authority

18 July 2017

Four students from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences have taken part in a fully funded placement with the Panama Canal Authority.

PhD student Sarah Gore demonstrating the use of indicator fluid at Soapbox Science Oxford

Making science accessible through art

11 July 2017

Earth scientists collaborate with artists at Soapbox Art & Science event in Oxford

Student accepting award

Cardiff University student collects award on behalf of Malala

7 July 2017

Sophie Nuber accepts award on behalf of Nobel Peace Prize winner at G7 meeting of universities

Ice Age

Scientists throw light on mysterious ice age temperature jumps

20 June 2017

New study reveals CO2 “tipping point” that triggered abrupt warming during glacial periods

Professor Carrie Lear receiving award

Prestigious geology award for Cardiff academic

9 June 2017

Professor Carrie Lear awarded Bigsby Medal from The Geological Society