Geology and Geoophysics are allied disciplines that explore and interpret not only the Earth’s landscapes and subsurface but also the processes that have formed and shaped them through the planet’s four and a half billion year history. Researchers in Aberdeen are doing this, pushing fundamental science and applying it to address societal challenges. We have a long history of innovative geoscience research, applied to exploration and development of Earth resources. But now these are redirected, not least to face the technical challenges of the Energy Transition and for finding the resources needed to achieve it. We research the repurposing of sedimentary basins, including our own North Sea – be that for storing CO2 or hosting wind turbines. We explore new ways of reducing risks of expensive surprises when engineering these solutions and for detecting and evaluating risks of natural hazards.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Transition
The department hosts this interdisciplinary group