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IEPS 5th Newsletter

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Newsletter5


Welcome to the 5th issue of the IEPS Newsletter that aims to keep staff informed of research activities within the UCL and Birkbeck components of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current plans are for the Newsletter to be circulated four times a year. 

IEPS 4th Newsletter

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IEPS Newsletter 3


Welcome to the 4th issue of the IEPS Newsletter that aims to keep staff informed of research activities within the UCL and Birkbeck components of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current plans are for the Newsletter to be circulated four times a year. 

IEPS 3rd Newsletter

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IEPS Newsletter 3


Welcome to the 3rd issue of the IEPS Newsletter that aims to keep staff informed of research activities within the UCL and Birkbeck components of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current plans are for the Newsletter to be circulated four times a year. 

IEPS 2nd Newsletter

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Newletter2


Welcome to the second issue of the IEPS Newsletter that aims to keep staff informed of research activities within the UCL and Birkbeck components of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current plans are for the Newsletter to be circulated four times a year. 

ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection

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Landing on Mars

The European Space Agency starts considering potential landing sites on Mars for its 2018 ExoMars mission. Dr Peter Grindrod, a planetary scientist is one of the experts tasked with this job. 

IEPS 1st Newsletter

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IEPS Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of the IEPS Newsletter that aims to keep staff informed of research activities within the UCL and Birkbeck components of the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Current plans are for the Newsletter to be circulated four times a year. 

Mine Waste Contamination

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Minewaste

Dr Karen Hudson Edwards, Reader in Environmental Geochemistry and Mineralogy, and Dr Patricia Acero, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, have received a NERC grant of £21,000 for the project Characterisation of Nanometre-Sized Aluminium Sulphates: Implications for Mobility of Aluminium from Mine Wastes.

DCO Summer School Yellowstone

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Yellowstone

Free student places at the DCO summers school in Yellowstone National Park. Adrian Jones is helping to organise the first Deep Carbon Observatory summer school. 

UK Space Agency grant for Mars Landing Sites

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Mars Rover

Dr Peter Grindrod has secured a UK Space Agency Grant for £240,000 for 'Identification and Analysis of Mars Landing Sites: ExoMars' with partners at Imperial College, the University of Leicester, the Open University and the Natural History Museum.

IEPS in the European Space Agency’s advisory committee

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ian-crawford

 Prof Ian Crawford has been appointed to ESA's Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC). This is the senior ESA advisory body on all matters concerning the scientific exploitation of ESA's human spaceflight and exploration programmes, including scientific utilisation of the International Space Station, microgravity research, and plans for the future human exploration of the Moon and Mars. 

Nature paper on impact of long-term climate change on mountain-range erosion

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Mountain AC range

Professor Andy Carter, in cooperation with international colleagues, published a paper in Nature [Worldwide acceleration of mountain erosion under a cooling climate, 19 December 2013], revealing the impact of long-term climate change on mountain-range erosion.

What influences earthquake recurrence?

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Dec-Robers

Prof Gerald Roberts and Dr Joanna Faure Walker are co-authors on a new paper in Nature Geosciences that that explains how earthquakes are driven by viscous flow of the Earth's mantle. Many populated areas around the world are prone to earthquakes, so understanding what controls their distribution and frequency is a top priority for the earth scientists. 

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