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North Sea oil and gas rigs could be modified to pump vast quantities of carbon dioxide emissions into rocks below the seabed, research shows.

Refitting old platforms to act as pumping stations for self-contained CO2 storage sites would be 10...

Published on : Fri, 09/08/2019

Congratulations to Professor Ian Main, who has received the 2019 Ed Lorenz Lectureship award from The American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Professor Main has been selected in recognition of his original...

Published on : Thu, 08/08/2019

Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored beneath deep-seated and impermeable underground rocks, new research shows.

The findings provide further evidence that a developing technology known as carbon capture and storage (...

Published on : Thu, 27/06/2019
€10M Atlantic survey to assess ocean’s health

Uncharted regions of the Atlantic will be mapped for the first time as marine scientists assess its health.

A team of researchers from countries bordering the ocean are embarking on a €10 million, four-year project to analyse its ecosystems,...

Published on : Wed, 19/06/2019

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate – up to a metre a day – has been revealed with drone surveys.

Storms in the Canadian Arctic are washing away increasing amounts of coastal permafrost – frozen ground – which is...

Published on : Thu, 13/06/2019
Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Excellence in Geology Award for Steve

Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Steve receives this award in recognition of his work to advance our...

Published on : Wed, 05/06/2019

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