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School of Earth and Ocean Sciences news

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

School signs agreement with British Geological Survey

School signs agreement with British Geological Survey

7 June 2016

Cardiff University has signed an agreement with the British Geological Survey that will enable closer collaboration between both organisations.

Nicole Riley receiving her trophy at the Student Mentor Celebration event

Celebrating student mentors

10 May 2016

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

Eocene Foraminifera Acarinina

Ancient fossils reveal window into the future

26 April 2016

Researchers reconstruct climatic conditions over 53 million years ago to better understand future climate change

Scientist gathering rock samples in Namibia

Lecturer wins prestigious European Geosciences Union Award

22 April 2016

Dr Åke Fagereng, a lecturer in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University, has won the European Geosciences Union Outstanding Young Scientists Award 2016.

Surviving an asteroid strike

Surviving an asteroid strike

14 April 2016

Study solves unanswered question of how deep sea creatures survived asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs

Unravelling the evolution of the Panama Isthmus

7 April 2016

Geologists explore this influential landmass whose creation affected both evolution and climate.