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School of Ocean and Earth Science

A scuba diver checking their pressure gauge as they float in the sea beneath a layer of ice.

We seek to provide better understanding of our dynamic planetary system and address key societal challenges in the ocean and Earth sciences.

The quality of staff and facilities at our unique waterfront campus, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), enable us to recruit top-level researchers and educators from around the world. These experts work in the areas of geochemistry, geology and geophysics, marine biogeochemistry, marine biology and ecology, palaeoceanography and palaeoclimate, and physical oceanography.

Our school

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Ocean and Earth Science research groups
Our groups, centres and institutes

Research groups, centres and institutes bring together specialists to share knowledge and solve problems.

Bronze Athena SWAN award

We've been recognised for our ongoing commitment to addressing gender inequality.

Source

98%
of our overall research rated world leading or internationally excellent
Top 50
in the world

for Earth and Marine Science, and 9th in the UK

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022

The strong performance of our school builds on synergies across our research, education and knowledge exchange activities and is underpinned by our disciplinary diversity.
Head of School

Contact

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Ocean and Earth Science, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO14 3ZH
We're open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 GMT

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