Through our three broad research themes, we aim to address major environmental and social challenges.
In today's world, understanding the Earth and its unique environment is linked with questions of human agency.
Our intellectual diversity and interaction between the disciplines of the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities are our strengths for addressing the major environmental and social challenges of our times.
Our research challenges are:
Understanding the environmental, social, cultural and political dimensions of human geography - including questions of inequality, justice and health
Understanding, modelling and forecasting our global Earth and climate system.
Reducing disaster risk through an integrated understanding of physical processes and the drivers of human vulnerabilities.
Developing low-carbon solutions for energy and climate change mitigation.
Promoting the sustainable use of resources, including agriculture, forests, landscapes and infrastructure.
Harnessing the potential of Earth observation in an era of 'big data' using drone and satellite observations
Improving our understanding and consequently the management of marine ecosystems
Through our three interdisciplinary research themes, we cover a wide range of research subjects and approaches.