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Research centres and groups

Our three broad research centres bring together expertise across the School to work on significant projects.

Each centre is responsible for addressing key research themes across Earth and Environmental Sciences.

A disused quarry

Centre for Solid Earth and Natural Resources

The Centre for Solid Earth and Natural Resources researches the composition and dynamic evolution of the Earth's mantle and crust, including its mineral and petroleum resources.

Water sampling in the high Arctic

Centre for Geobiology and Geochemistry

Our research focuses on the Earth's surface, including in and under its oceans, where life has evolved and profoundly affected environments over billions of years.

Hydrological engineering in Switzerland

Centre for Resilience and Environmental Change

We investigate the causes and consequences of changes in the Earth system, in the ocean, atmosphere and on land, from the geological past into the present and future petroleum resources.