School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Pint of Science

Pint of Science

25 May 2017

Staff and students bring Earth and ocean science to local pubs as part of global science festival.

Geologists' Association logo

MESci students' award success

24 May 2017

Two MESci students have won a Geologists’ Association UKOGL Award

Earth mantle graphic

New insights into Earth mantle discovered

17 May 2017

Researchers have gained new insights into the convection patterns of the Earth’s mantle.

Society of Economic Geologists Logo

SEG grant success for PhD students

16 May 2017

PhD students awarded research grants from the Society of Economic Geologists.

Athena SWAN Bronze logo

School celebrates Athena SWAN Bronze award

8 May 2017

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences has received an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Ian Hall (Head of School)

Head of School elected to Learned Society of Wales

8 May 2017

Professor Ian Hall has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Learned Society of Wales.

Slag heap

Slag heaps could help pull carbon from the atmosphere

2 May 2017

Cardiff University academic awarded £300k to explore greenhouse gas removal using waste material

Researchers in the CELTIC lab

New isotope geochemistry facility launched

11 April 2017

A new laboratory specialising in isotope geochemistry has been launched by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Cracks in the Earth crust with magna underneath

Keep Digging: What lies beneath?

5 April 2017

Professor Chris MacLeod is featured in a BBC Radio 4 programme exploring what we know about the Earth’s mantle.

The winners of t2017 Hazel Prichard Impact Awards

Inaugural Hazel Prichard Impact Awards held in School

13 March 2017

The inaugural Hazel Prichard Impact Awards were held on 8th March 2017.

Female student using molecule models in science class

Big Bang Final

13 March 2017

Secondary school students who joined University research projects selected for national competition

blue pigment

Pigment research is ‘completely novel’

9 February 2017

Natural blue colouring agent could benefit cosmetics and food industries

Light bulb signifying idea

Unravelling mysteries of mind and matter

6 February 2017

Two research projects secure EU funds totalling €3m

Big Bang finalists

Nuffield placement students in final of UK Young Scientists of the Year Competition

13 January 2017

Three students have been shortlisted as finalists in the UK Young Scientists of the Year competition for a project they undertook with the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences as part of a Nuffield research placement.

Professor Hazel Prichard

Professor Hazel Prichard BSc, PhD, MBA (1954 –2017)

3 January 2017

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Professor Hazel Prichard.

Coastal road damaged by earthquake

Megathrust earthquakes

19 December 2016

New study could lead to more accurate models for forecasting where “megathrust” earthquakes are likely to occur

Aberfan painting on exhibit in School

12 December 2016

A painting by Ron Jones inspired by the mining village of Aberfan during the 1930s is being exhibited in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

quahog clam

Longest-living animal gives up ocean secrets

6 December 2016

Analysis of the quahog clam reveals how the oceans affected the climate over the past 1000 years

Innovation award for Liz Bagshaw

1 December 2016

Prize money enables development of low-cost water quality sensors.

OIl rig

Academia and marine research institutions join forces to protect the Eastern Mediterranean Sea from oil spills

17 November 2016

A new study led by Cardiff University shows that oil slicks in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea can reach the coast in 1 to 20 days.