The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment is focussed on the future. We aim to educate the next generation of scientists to find environmental solutions for society and the planet. This includes leading research and education on:
i) understanding the processes and elements that have shaped the Earth since its formation from which we source critical mineral resources needed to power renewable energy, but which also create hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis;
ii) the fundamental weather and climate science required to predict changes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere;
iii) the impacts of environmental changes on cities, forests, coasts, rivers, glaciers, soil and water.
Our motto is 'The world is our lab', and our work takes us from the Earth's core to the top of its atmosphere, from the tropics to the Antarctic ice sheet, and from the highest mountains to the deepest ocean trenches. The earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences are also key to exploring and understanding our solar system and beyond.