School of GeoSciences Research
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This short animation on space and satellite technology gives you just a flavour of the breadth of talent at the University of Edinburgh involved in everything from robotics to AI and forest monitoring to landing on comets.

Edinburgh - space data capital of Europe!

Check out this animation explaining why we’re the best place to work, invest and innovate for space and satellite projects.  Our School also leads the Space and Satellite Innovation Programme.

Discover our research in space and satellite technology...

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Our research is supported through three research institutes.  We also host national and international centres and have established research links on every continent. 

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Find out how we are engaging with, and influencing the world for the better.  


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Spanning the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities, we address major environmental and social challenges through our three broad research themes.

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From New York Times bestsellers and documentaries with Sir David Attenborough through to Hollywood blockbusters - see where we feature!

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Find out more about our researchers and their individual research profiles.  You can search by name, by research institute or by research group.

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Explore our range of state-of-the-art laboratories, world-leading analytical facilities, field equipment and workshops.

We also host several national facilities on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 

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We offer a suite of research programmes in Masters by Research (MScR) and doctorates (PhD) across the physical and social sciences, and humanities.

Our School hosts a variety of research events for our staff and students.  We also run events, seminars and public lectures for a range of audiences, including external researchers, business and industry, and the general public.

Our School has a range of support services, valuing the contribution of our research staff as essential to delivering our high-quality research agenda.  We welcome all applications from independent researchers for fellowships. 

We are one of the largest and most successful interdisciplinary groupings of geographers and geoscientists in the UK, addressing global challenges to secure a more socially-just and environmentally sustainable world.