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€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
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. Credit: Ben Clarke

Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. 

Published on : Thu, 23/05/2019
Geology student Akinori Suganuma is awarded a Laidlaw-Hall Trust Grant.

Geology student Akinori Suganuma is awarded a Laidlaw-Hall Trust Grant.

Akinori Suganuma, year 2 Geology (BSc) has been awarded a grant from the Laidlaw-Hall Trust to travel to Australia to sample some enigmatic volcanic rocks in eastern...

Published on : Mon, 13/05/2019
A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers. Image credit: Andrey Atuchin

A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers.

Published on : Tue, 07/05/2019

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