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Our internationally recognised research is making new discoveries and positive impacts on the world we live in.

Our commitment to excellence is supported through strong research groupsstate-of-the-art facilities and key collaborations.

In REF 2014, 94% of our research outputs were deemed 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', ranking us 4th in the UK for Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.

Our researchers are addressing some of the most significant research challenges in the Earth sciences including:

  • understanding magmatic and hydrothermal processes
  • biosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere dynamics
  • natural resource exploration
  • global change
  • the Anthropocene
  • the long-term evolution of the Earth and its planetary systems.

Research ship collecting marine samples

Research centres and groups

Bringing together expertise across the School to work on significant research projects.

Snowdon, Snowdonia


Our research is working to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy, and the environment.


Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment underpin research in all branches of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

North Atlantic Circulation


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