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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Research strategy

Geography and Environmental Science at Southampton is dedicated to being a world-leading centre for geographical and environmental research; internationally renowned for the excellent quality and high impact of its work.

Testing water quality
The Aquatest project

Our research strategy fosters outstanding work in a set of key areas, each represented by a research group: environmental sciences; population, health, and wellbeing; globalisation, innovation and economic evolution; the observation of global environmental processes and change; the nature and implications of environmental change; and earth surface dynamics.

Underlying our activities is strength in remote sensing, modelling, and spatial statistics. Our interdisciplinary environmental research unit, the GeoData Institute, focuses on high-impact, applied research topics with a range of governmental and non-governmental organisations worldwide. We are also home to the Centre for Environmental Sciences.

In line with our strategy, our research income has doubled over the past four years to more than £2 million, and our Graduate School is expanding rapidly.


Research activities in Geography focus on the fundamental challenges of physical, environmental and social sciences at the University of Southampton

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