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Geography and environmental science

A team of scientists with equipment carrying out field research on a glacier

Our research addresses climate change, social and health inequalities, sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity, poverty and recession.

Research highlights

Expanding the use of satellite data to provide real-world benefits

The University is leading research into remote sensing to improve food security, population mapping and disaster response.

Population mapping saves lives

A University of Southampton research group is using new ways of mapping and counting populations to help developing countries. WorldPop's datasets have helped to eradicate polio in Nigeria and assist earthquake victims in Nepal.

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