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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.

Ice Age

The 100,000 year problem

26 October 2016

Experts offer up explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years

Avalanche

Climate change to have ‘little effect’ on common landslides

7 October 2016

New study suggests the frequency of landslides in storm-affected areas will not increase as a result of climate change

View of Table Mountain, Cape Town South Africa

School well-represented at 35th International Geological Congress

5 October 2016

Four members of academic staff represented the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the 35th International Geological Congress which took place in South Africa at the end of August.

Villagers pumping water from a borehole in southern Malawi

Professor contributes to new mining curriculum for Malawi

23 September 2016

Professor Blenkinsop has assisted in the development of a new mining curriculum for the Mining Governance and Growth Support Project of Malawi.

Students exploring the surface structure of Mars

School participates in STEM event for local schoolchildren

20 September 2016

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences participated in a STEM event, where students explored the practicalities of humans living on Mars.

Foraminifera under a microscope

Professor appointed editor of Paleoceanography

15 September 2016

Professor Stephen Barker has been appointed as the editor of Paleoceanography.

Panama Coast

Tracing Panama’s geological footprints

6 September 2016

Researchers reveal latest efforts to uncover the history of the Panama Isthmus at this year’s British Science Festival

Students on fieldwork in Pembrokeshire

Student satisfaction increases in National Student Survey 2016

10 August 2016

Students’ satisfaction with their course in the School of Earth and Ocean Science has increased.

An illustration of what the Svalbard fossil forest may have looked like

Grant awarded to reconstruct ancient forests

18 July 2016

Dr Christopher Berry, a senior lecturer from the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, has been awarded a National Geographic Society grant to reconstruct ancient fossil forests.

Group photo of graduating students outside Main Building

Celebrating our graduates

15 July 2016

Graduates and staff donned their caps and gowns for the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences graduation ceremony 2016.

Dr Liz Bagshaw and Dr Nanna Karlsson (AWI) with sensor

Understanding ice dynamics of Greenland

13 July 2016

Dr Liz Bagshaw recently completed a fieldtrip to the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream where she is involved in a project to understand ice which is moving at up to 20cm per day.

School of Earth and Ocean Science at STEM Live

Earth and Ocean Sciences at STEM Live!

11 July 2016

The School recently participated in a large STEM activity day with over 200 school pupils from across South Wales

Coastal lecture

Three lectureships announced

16 June 2016

Exciting new opportunities in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences