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Research Groups and Affiliated Institutes

We bring together number of active researchers who engage in original, multidisciplinary projects. Go Discover our research and work across Earth Sciences UCL:
UCL Hazard Centre

UCL Hazard Centre

One of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary academic centres for hazard and risk research & education.

Polar Research

Polar Research

Studying processes in the Earth's polar latitudes that affect polar atmosphere and ocean circulation, and global sea level.

Crystallography and Mineral Physics

Crystallography and Mineral Physics

Research into to the composition, structure, dynamics and evolution of the Earth and terrestrial planets.

Deep Volatiles

Deep Volatiles

NERC funded research programme: Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet.

The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre

The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre

Chemical and isotopic investigations of natural materials using analytical & experimental approaches to investigate processes both now and in the past.

Hydrogeology Research

Hydrogeology Research

We research the combined influences of hydrogeological and geochemical processes on groundwater conditions.

Life and the Planet

Life and Planet

The Long-term Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet - A research programme sponsored by the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council.

UCL Micropalaeontology

Micropalaeontology

The science of Micropalaeontology studies the microscopic remains of animals, plants and protists.

Precambrian Research

Precambrian Research

For over a century, we have known that crucial steps along the path to the modern earth system took place during the first four billion years of our planet’s existence.

Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory (RIPL)

Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory

Understanding the physical behaviour of ice and rocks making up the surface and interior solid bodies in the solar system

Seismological Laboratory

UCL Seismolab

Understanding fundamental processes governing earthquake genesis, Earth's interior and their evolution.

UCL Shale Gas Hub

UCL Shale Gas Hub

To address the issue of shale gas from the fundamental processes within shale formations.

Vertebrate Palaeontology

Vertebrate Palaeontology

The study of the fossil record of organisms with a backbone (Chordates).

 

We are part of the Institute for Earth and Planetary Sciences

 

The joint UCL-Birkbeck Institute for Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS) takes full advantage of the wider strengths of the respective Universities through engagement with inter-disciplinary research centres and institutes, including the Institute for Origins via our leadership of the Centre for Planetary Science, and the UCL Grand Challenges in Global Health and Sustainable Cities.

UCL IEPS - INSTITUTE OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES