UCL Earth Sciences


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The problem-solving approach encourages collaborative research across academic disciplines and in partnerships with number of industries. In addition to the presentation of our results to the scientific community through conferences, meetings and publications, our research is also disseminated in many diverse areas, ranging from geological hazards and climate change, to restoration projects and the investigation of materials for use in fuel cells.  Examples include:

  • Hydrocarbon Reservoir Modelling

    Hydrocarbon Reservoir Modelling

    Ainsa Sedimentary Basin
    Improved geological models aiding hydrocarbon reservoir development and management.
  • Sand Dune Morphodynamics

    Sand Dune Morphodynamics

    Salah Gas for BP and Hassi Ba Hamou for BG in the Algerian desert
    Sand dune morphodynamics that benefit engineering and petroleum companies.
  • Extreme Weather Services

    Extreme Weather Services

    EuroTempest Ltd, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR)
    Extreme weather services to benefit industry and humanitarian relief.
  • Microfossil Stratigraphy

    Microfossil Stratigraphy

    The application of microfossil stratigraphy in the exploration and management of hydrocarbon reservoirs:
  • Landslide Hazard and Risk

    Landslide Hazard and Risk

    Hong Kong - UCL Hazard Centre
    An example of impact delivered via a project to assess landslide risk in Hong Kong
  • Arsenic pollution of groundwater

    Arsenic pollution of groundwater

    Partnerships in India & Nepal
    Many anoxic lake, river and groundwater systems throughout the world are contaminated with arsenic.
  • Earth’s Polar Ice Masses

    Earth’s Polar Ice Masses

    Antarctic ice sheet
    New satellite observations and model physics to understand and improve forecasting of the Earth’s polar ice masses.
  • Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions

    Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions

    El Hierro (Canary Islands)
    Conventional analyses of the precursory trends for developing deterministic forecasts

Beyond our Academic Studies:

The Geology Collections

Learning with objects has been an integral part of geological study at UCL since the first half of the nineteenth century. Today, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected over the last 175 years, but also individual collections of historical importance. 

ES Walks

London walks is a series of geological walks written by a number of individuals, some of whom are connected with UCL Earth Sciences, which allow Londoners to see a range of geological features, and rocks from around the world, all on the doorstep.

Mars in the Classroom

The Mars in the Classroom project provides years 9 - 11 (ages 13 - 16 yrs) science pupils in the UK with an engaging programme of extra-curricular activities. Students are asked to plan their own manned mission to Mars, exploring a wide range of relevant subjects both theoretically and experimentally as they progress through various workshops.

Mars in the Classroom