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1-5 pm - 17th October 2014 - Rock Room, 1st Floor, South wing UCL More...

Published: Oct 2, 2014 1:12:14 PM


NERC Grant: The Seismic Cycle

Earthquakes are a very destructive and yet unpredictable manifestations of the Earth internal dynamics. They correspond to a rapid motion along geological faults, generating seismic waves as they propagate along the fault strands. The propagation of ruptures along faults induces dramatic stresses and deformation of the rocks hosting the fault, which become increasingly damaged (i.e, degraded) as multiple earthquakes occur along a fault over geological timescales. In turn, this damage of the off-fault rocks has an impact on the dynamic rupture processes: damage generation and earthquake rupture are coupled phenomena. A better knowledge of the dynamic damage processes can thus truly improve our understanding of the physics of earthquakes, and hence help to better predict strong motion and earthquake hazard. More...

Published: Sep 25, 2014 1:29:30 PM

Sustainable Resource Development

Sustainable Resource Development

The Himalayas hold the promise of enormous opportunities for local communities and the nations to which they belong, but their rich and varied resources are being developed against a backdrop of rapid cultural and environmental change. Geoscience holds the key to understanding these resources, and their effective and responsible development.  More...

Published: Sep 24, 2014 6:32:27 PM

Fresher's Induction Week

The schedule for the 22nd - 28th Sept 2014 Freshers' Induction Week Programme at UCL Earth Sciences More...

Published: Sep 16, 2014 4:22:47 PM

Carbon Conference 2014

International Carbon Conference 2014

The International Carbon Conference took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 25–29 August 2014, with field trips to Hellisheiði Geothermal Plant and Eyjafjallajökull volcano. More...

Published: Sep 5, 2014 4:19:47 PM

ToMCaT - UCL Earth Sciences

TomCaT Job Opportunity

The post focuses on simulating carbonated aqueous fluids under pressure using first-principles molecular dynamics in order to better understand mantle fluids. More...

Published: Sep 5, 2014 3:36:26 PM

DCO Summer School

Deep Carbon Summer School

Meeting Report: Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School 2014 More...

Published: Aug 29, 2014 1:02:54 PM


Alpha & Lomonosov Ridge Expedition 2014

Dr Mike Kaminski is a shipboard scientist on the Alpha Ridge-Lomonosov Ridge Expedition (ALEX 2014) organized by the Alfred Wegner Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research to carry out geoscientific investigations in the central Arctic Ocean.  This 10 weeks long expedition, onboard the German icebreaker R/V Polarstern, aims to conduct geophysical site surveys and collect piston cores for future IODP drill sites that are already in the planning stage.  More...

Published: Aug 13, 2014 12:04:31 PM


Oxygen burrowed away

Multicellular animals probably evolved at the seafloor after a rise in oceanic oxygen levels. In 2013, Graham Shields-Zhou and his Chinese colleague Maoyan Zhu proposed that when these animals began to rework (bioturbate) the seafloor for the first time close to the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary, they triggered a negative feedback that reduced and stabilised global atmospheric and ocean oxygen levels.  More...

Published: Aug 6, 2014 12:30:01 PM

Nanjing Summer School

2014 Sino-UK Summer School

The 2014 Sino-UK Coevolution of Life and the Planet Summer School, which was held in Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology (NIGPAS), Chinese Academy of Sciences, from 5th July to 11th July, has ended successfully. More than 40 participants took part from Maryland University (USA), University College London (UK) and 12 Chinese institutions. More...

Published: Aug 6, 2014 10:10:00 AM