UAV atmospheric sampling on Ascension Island wins UK Engineering Prize9 September 2016Dr Tom Richardson, Prof Jim Freer (Geographical Sciences) and Dr Colin Greatwood from the University of Bristol have won a Collaborate-to-Innovate UK engineering award along with their NERC funded academic partners from the University of Birmingham (Dr Rick Thomas and Prof Rob MacKenzie) and Royal Holloway, University of London (Prof Euan Nisbet, Rebecca Brownlow and Dr David Lowry).
Flood data and expertise enhances new World Bank risk reduction tool20 May 2016Global flood hazard data has been incorporated into a new World Bank tool called ThinkHazard! by University of Bristol spin-out company, SSBN. The new tool, produced by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), aims to improve disaster risk awareness and response.
Professor Alex Anesio, 2016 EAG Distinguished Lecturer15 April 2016We are proud and delighted to announce that Professor Alex Anesio has been chosen as the 2016 Distinguished Lecturer by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG). The distinguished lecturer is selected each year based on a combination of outstanding research contributions to geochemistry and the ability to clearly communicate these contributions to a broad audience.
Revealed – the single event that made complex life possible in our oceans3 December 2015The catalyst that allowed the evolution of complex life in Earth's oceans has been identified by a researcher from Geographical Sciences. Up to 800 million years ago, the Earth’s oceans were deprived of oxygen. It was only when microorganisms called phytoplankton, capable of performing photosynthesis, colonised the oceans – covering two thirds of our planet – that production of oxygen at a massive scale was made possible.