Research News

A test developed by Scottish scientists to check for leaks from carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites, where man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are stored deep underground, has been used for the first time in Canada.
Gilfillan et al
The University of Edinburgh has signed an agreement with Shanghai Jiaotong University to establish a Sino-UK Low Carbon College aimed at developing leading international innovation in climate change research.
Low Carbon College Agreement Signed
Computer-led analysis of tourist snaps has estimated that coral reefs contribute $36 billion per year to the global tourist economy.
Senior Researcher Dr Richard Hinton is awarded the Geological Society's Distinguished Service Award.
Professor Andrew Curtis has been announced as the 2017 winner of the Reginald Fessenden Award of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his pioneering work in establishing the concepts of seismic interferometry.
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Professor Gabi Hegerl is recognised for her outstanding contribution to science.
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Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change to be only a third of what was recently reported.
Ice Speed, Hogg et al
Skeletons and shells first came into being 550 million years ago as the chemical make-up of seawater changed, a study suggests.
Wood et al, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Researchers from the School of GeoSciences find that the build-up of gravel deposited on Himalayan riverbeds after catastrophic events increases the risk of flooding in the Ganga Plain.


Dingle, Attal, Sinclair.  Nature April 2017
Scientists are preparing for the launch of a UK-French satellite that will measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, following official endorsement of the project today. The initiative will be the first European mission to monitor and characterise the flow of carbon dioxide gas from natural and man-made sources and its absorption by the atmosphere, ocean, and land.
Artist's impression of Microcarb satellite CNES