School of GeoSciences Research

Global change

Our pioneering work is influencing local and global policy and practice in a range of environments on our planet. From sustainable land management and biodiversity to icy polar regions and our world's oceans, find out how we are making a difference.

We explore past, present and future changes in our Earth system through our research and engagement and inform mitigation strategies for future change.

Our interdisciplinary research focuses on mitigating the many challenges posed by the global climate emergency, environmental hazards, inequalities, conservation and sustainability.

Our work extends throughout the world, over the seven continents, across all the oceans, from the poles to the equator, and from the deep Earth to the upper atmosphere. 

Numerical-modelling of ice-sheet and glacier melting

A glacier in the Arctic ocean
Our use of data and modelling of ice-sheet and glacier melting from the world's polar and high-mountain regions is providing key input to climate change decision-making by international policymakers.

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Space and satellite technology

Our innovative research in satellite observation and data modelling is making a difference from helping local environments and economies to informing national and international policies. We are monitoring environmental impacts, extreme weather and tackling climate change.

Space and satellite technology

United Nations and the Paris Agreement

Our research underpins climate change policies globally, benefiting and protecting populations across the world, particularly those most vulnerable to climate change.

United Nations and the Paris Agreement

Global Change Institute

Our Global Change Institute is a grouping of over 200 researchers whose overarching mission is to understand past, present and future changes in the Earth system and inform mitigation strategies for future change.

Global Change Institute