School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and expressed in an extraordinary range of courses ranging from deep earth geophysics to feminist geography. We welcome students from around the globe who come to study with our internationally recognised staff, and research at field sites in New Zealand and worldwide.
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Events

Sep5ESCI Seminar Series: Antarctica's potential for past (and future) contributions to sea level rise
Date: 5 September 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, Cotton Lecture Theatre CO122
Speaker: Professor Robert DeConto, Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts While estimates of sea… Read more
Oct2GED Seminar Series - Climate change and the landslide apocalypse:
Date: 2 October 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr Sam McColl, Soils and Earth Science Group, Massey University Slope failure is one… Read more

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News

5 August 2014 SGGES Professor Eaun Smith has been made an Emeritus Professor
Professor Euan Smith has been made an Emeritus Professor. Professor Smith was appointed as a Professor of Geophysics at Victoria in 1994. He was Associate Dean (Research) for six years and Head of School of Earth Sciences for five years. Read more
5 August 2014 SGEES Students Win 2nd Place in Global Competition
SGEES students Genevieve Boyle and Erik Zydervelt,  were awarded 2nd place in the global Go Green in the City competition for their “Glowing Futures” entry. The grand finale event was held in Paris from the 17th to the 20th June. Read more
4 August 2014 Drilling the Alpine Fault
SGEES scientists are part of an international science team that could help to predict future earthquakes. Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose to study Geology because it was the closest thing to being an explorer he could be. His studies have taken him to glaciers in the Southern Alps and volcanoes in South America. Watch Sam’s story.

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