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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.

Crystallography and Mineral Physics

Crystallography and Mineral Physics

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

The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre

The London Geochemistry and Isotope Centre

Chemical & 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.

UCL Geochronology Laboratory

London Geochronology Centre

To understand how continents deform and surface topography develops over different spatial/temporal scales.

Image of Palaeontology fossils and dinsaours

Palaeontology

The study of past life from the smallest & most abundant fossils to the largest animals ever to walk on land, the gigantic sauropod dinosaurs, and includes the search for Earth’s oldest organisms.

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

Study the issue of shale gas from the fundamental processes within shale formations.

Polar Research

Polar Research

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

Deep Volatiles

Deep Volatiles

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

Life and the Planet

Life and Planet

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

 

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.

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