School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Image of Refill poster

Got the bottle? Cardiff has!

28 November 2018

Cardiff University champions free tap water scheme to tackle plastic bottle pollution

Greenland meteorite

Giant meteorite crater found beneath Greenland’s ice sheet

14 November 2018

Scientists uncover 31 km-wide meteorite impact crater hidden deep beneath the Hiawatha Glacier

Geology student honoured in National Student Awards

22 October 2018

Cardiff student one of seven to receive Institute of Quarrying award

Jupiter's moon

Icy warning for space missions to Jupiter’s moon

8 October 2018

Scientists suggest fields of 15 metre-high shards of ice could exist on Europa’s surface, posing a threat to future landing missions

Guiding Light

All aboard University research vessel

23 July 2018

RV Guiding Light is part of University’s science activities at Eisteddfod

Ocean acidification

Ocean acidification to hit levels not seen in 14 million years

23 July 2018

‘Unprecedented’ levels of ocean acidification triggered by future climate change may have severe consequences for marine ecosystems

School pupils taking part in science demonstration

Mars ‘mission’ for pupils

26 June 2018

Young learners to tackle science challenge set by University experts

NUS Green Impact logo

Green Impact Award

15 June 2018

School achieves bronze status in NUS Green Impact scheme

 Murrumbidgee River

The dos and don'ts of hydroclimate metric use

22 May 2018

Evaluating the scientific validity of qualitative metrics used in climate change impact research.

Earth student mentor

Student Mentor Celebration Event

4 May 2018

Student mentors from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences celebrated at annual awards event

North Atlantic Circulation

Atlantic circulation weakest for over 1500 years

12 April 2018

Leading climate change models could be overestimating stability of ocean conveyer belt that warms the UK

Pint of Science

‘Pint of Science’ returns to Cardiff pubs

11 April 2018

Academics will once again bring science to the masses as part of world’s largest festival of public science talks

Ice Age

Unravelling the mystery of ice ages using ancient molecules

9 March 2018

New study shows for the first time the fundamental role that sea ice plays in naturally occurring climate cycles

lava fields

The greening of planet Earth

19 February 2018

First land plants developed on Earth much earlier than fossil records suggest, new study shows

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