School of Earth and Environment

New Strategic Partnership with the British Geological Survey

26.07.2017 - 10:15

Memorandum of Understanding signed by Professor Michael Stephenson and Professor Alan Haywood. Credit: Aisling Dolan

The School of Earth and Environment (SEE) is joining forces with the British Geological Survey (BGS) through a new partnership that enhances the abilities of both parties to tackle questions around critical global challenges, such as the prediction of Geohazards. 

In a newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), BGS and SEE have agreed to foster new areas of collaboration and deepen scientific relationships.  The MoU was signed by Professor Michael Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology at BGS and Professor Alan Haywood, Director of Research and Innovation in SEE.

BGS and SEE have had strong research links for a number of years through various collaborations, co-supervised and co-funded PhD and Masters Students.  This MoU sets out the basis for a deeper and more comprehensive collaboration between BGS and SEE.

Professor Alan Haywood said; “This is the first step in formally recognizing a deep strategic partnership with the BGS that has existed for some time.  I am thrilled by the opportunities that this formal partnership provides.  We look forward to working with our friends and colleagues at BGS in the future in putting the partnership into action.”