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Marvellous maps

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A brilliant - and academically important - private collection of maps has been made available to the public.

NERC Grant: The Seismic Cycle

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Tom Mitchell (PI) & Nic Brantut (co-I) have a NERC standard grant of £750,000 for "Earthquake fracture damage and feedbacks in the seismic cycle: a multidisciplinary study”. 

Sustainable Resource Development

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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. 

Fresher's Induction Week

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

International Carbon Conference 2014

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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.

TomCaT Job Opportunity

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ToMCaT - UCL Earth Sciences
Research Associate in First-Principles Geochemical Studies of Aqueous Fluids Under Pressure

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

Deep Carbon Summer School

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DCO Summer School

Meeting Report: Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School 2014

The first Deep Carbon Observatory Summer School took place from 13-18 July 2014 at Big Sky Resort, MT, USA, with field trips into Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA. 

Alpha & Lomonosov Ridge Expedition 2014

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Steaming into the wind

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. 

Oxygen burrowed away

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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. 

2014 Sino-UK Summer School

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Nanjing 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.

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