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Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate – up to a metre a day – has been revealed with drone surveys.

Storms in the Canadian Arctic are washing away increasing amounts of coastal permafrost – frozen ground – which is exposed when sea ice melts during the summer.

Excellence in Geology Award for Steve

Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Congratulations to DTP student Sarah Donoghue who has been selected to perform her 3MT presentation at the University Final on the 27th June.

3MT University Final for DTP Student Sarah Donoghue
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. 
Unusual rocks discovered on a remote mountainside have alerted scientists to the dangers posed by a little-studied type of volcano. Credit: Ben Clarke
Win for PhD Student Jonathan Singh at SEG 2018

PhD Student Jonathan Singh wins Award of Merit for Best Student Paper at the recent Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting which took place in Anaheim, California in October.

PhD Student Jonathan Singh wins Award of Merit for Best Student Paper at SEG 2018
Geology student Akinori Suganuma is awarded a Laidlaw-Hall Trust Grant.

Akinori Suganuma, year 2 Geology (BSc) has been awarded a grant from the Laidlaw-Hall Trust to travel to Australia to sample some enigmatic volcanic rocks in eastern Australia.

He has also been invited to join a research dredging programme to the Tasmantid seamounts. 

Akinori said:

Geology student Akinori Suganuma is awarded a Laidlaw-Hall Trust Grant.
A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers.
A new relative of Tyrannosaurus rex has been identified by a team of palaeontologists including Edinburgh researchers. Image credit: Andrey Atuchin
GloSAT to generate new estimates of global surface air temperature
New project GloSAT to improve understanding of climate variability and change.  Image credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measures to reduce air pollution could affect the severity of heatwaves in coming decades, a study suggests.
Measures to reduce air pollution could affect the severity of heatwaves in coming decades, a study suggests.
Edinburgh students are giving up their time to tutor at city schools where relatively few pupils go on to higher education.

The students are taking part in one-to-one sessions to help pupils attain the grades they need to go to university.

Tutoring sessions, which began in March, also help pupils achieve exam results that will enable them to enter the world of work. 

Edinburgh students are giving up their time to tutor at city schools where relatively few pupils go on to higher education.

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