We assess natural hazards from cause to consequence, including tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanism, landslides and impacts

We aim to minimise the damage caused by natural geological events and prevent artificial geohazards. To do this we model and forecast destructive phenomena and processes that impact human life, from earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides to rock stability in mines and how rock becomes weathered and eroded over time. 

We also dig deeper into how the Earth works, exploring:

  • deep mantle structure;
  • plate tectonics;
  • geomagnetism;
  • continental margins; and more.

We’re especially interested in how surface processes — tectonics, erosion, sedimentology — are influenced by Earth's changing climate and the active processes occuring within and beneath the planet's crust. This also extends to how hazardous events have impacted other bodies in the Solar System (for example, flooding on Mars, or meteorite impacts on the icy moons of Jupiter).

Associated events and seminars

You can see all previous and forthcoming seminars via the ESE Events and Seminars pages.

Associated members of staff