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Exploring the kinetics of the seismic cycle

20 June 2022

New research explores whether quartz cementation can facilitate fault healing

Scientists provide explanation for exceptional Tonga tsunami

13 June 2022

New mechanism describes how the tsunami travelled much further, much quicker and for much longer after the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted.

Scientists shine new light on role of Earth’s orbit in the fate of ancient ice sheets

26 May 2022

New findings answer long-standing question over the importance of summertime warmth in melting ice sheets

School celebrates strong research performance in REF 2021

12 May 2022

Results show that 100% of the school's research submission is world-leading or internationally excellent

Lecturer wins Global Challenges Teaching Award

6 May 2022

Dr Samantha Buzzard has been chosen as a recipient of the Global Challenges Teaching Award in the Climate Change category

Understanding the formation and evolution of blue-ice moraines

2 March 2022

The dynamic processes involved in blue-ice moraine formation open a deep window into the million-year history of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

New research uses creative learning to improve disaster response

23 February 2022

New study provides insight into disaster emergency preparedness and response

Scientists identify geological ‘Goldilocks zone’ for the formation of metal ore deposits

31 January 2022

New research could lead to the targeted mining of metals that will be essential for our transition to a green economy

Urban greening ‘not a panacea’ for dealing with extreme weather, study finds

26 January 2022

New research suggests strategies such as green roofs and vegetated parks will not be able to mitigate heat waves and flooding at the same time

Unravelling the mysteries of the first land plants

25 January 2022

Twin papers from Professor Dianne Edwards hint at the existence of a novel and previously unknown major group of early land plants.

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant wins Early Career Award

14 January 2022

Sophie Cox has been voted the winner of the Ramsay Medal of the Tectonic Studies Group

New working group to radically reshape marine science

21 December 2021

Dr Aditee Mitra will Chair a new Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research working group known as MixONET

Dr Ernest Chi Fru elected to the Council of the European Association of Geochemistry

10 December 2021

Dr Ernest Chi Fru was elected as a councillor

Rare Jurassic fossil reveals never-before-seen ammonite muscles in 3D

8 December 2021

3D imaging techniques reveal details of the soft tissues in an exceptionally preserved fossil found in Gloucestershire, UK and throw new light on creatures that thrived in the oceans 165 million years ago

Research films put science at heart of COP Cymru

24 November 2021

Video series demonstrates strength of Wales’s climate research

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Schools will reduce the environmental impact of field courses

15 November 2021

Cardiff University agrees to new principles outlined by the UK's professional body.

New insights suggest pressurised water at fault lines could drive seismic activity

12 November 2021

Research suggests a new possible cause for the slow tectonic creep at fault lines to become the faster sliding of an earthquake.

Novel dataset devised for climate research

2 November 2021

New open-access dataset could aid future researchers studying the effects of climate change on the global water cycle.

Clocking the speed of ocean circulation holds the key to past African climates

27 October 2021

Analysis of tiny carbonate fossil and sediment records dating back over 7 million years may hold the key to solving one of the outstanding puzzles of paleoanthropology.

Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders 2021

12 October 2021

Coastal Communities Adapting Together is delighted to announce the second Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders event in October 2021