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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Centre, Institute and Consortia Links

Centres and Institutes

Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience link Banner

IHRR brings together researchers from across the natural, social and physical sciences to make a difference to how we live with emerging hazards and risks. Dr Claire Horwell is an RCUK Fellow in IHRR where she leads a Programme of Work on volcanic ash hazards.

Durham Geochemistry Group link Banner

DGC is one of the UK’s leading geochemical research facilities, with instrumentation for analysing a full suite of isotopic and elemental compositions from Earth Materials.

Centre for Research into Earth Energy Systems link Banner

CeREES is the only research centre in the UK that carrying out high level multidisciplinary research across all Geo-Energy themes. CeREES scientists are currently investigating geothermal energy resources and the petroleum potential of volcanic-dominated basins in the north Atlantic.


Volcanic Margins Research Consortium link Banner

VMRC provides the petroleum industry with research expertise in volcanology, sedimentology and structural geology of volcanic margins. The consortium comprises academic staff at the universities of Durham, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and industry partners.