Earth, planets, palaeontology, micropalaeontology, geochemistry, seismology, sedimentology, polar observation and modelling, geodynamics, petrology, volcanism, rock mechanics, mineral physics
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:
Antarctic ice sheet
New satellite observations and model physics to understand and improve forecasting of the Earth’s polar ice masses.
Salah Gas for BP and Hassi Ba Hamou for BG in the Algerian desert
Sand dune morphodynamics that benefit engineering and petroleum companies.
EuroTempest Ltd, Tropical Storm Risk (TSR)
Extreme weather services to benefit industry and humanitarian relief.
The application of microfossil stratigraphy in the exploration and management of hydrocarbon reservoirs:
Hong Kong - UCL Hazard Centre
An example of impact delivered via a project to assess landslide risk in Hong Kong
Partnerships in India & Nepal
Many anoxic lake, river and groundwater systems throughout the world are contaminated with arsenic.
Ainsa Sedimentary Basin
Improved geological models aiding hydrocarbon reservoir development and management.
El Hierro (Canary Islands)
Conventional analyses of the precursory trends for developing deterministic forecasts