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What is Geoscience?

Geoscience encompasses all aspects of the Earth and its interactions with the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Geologists are interested in processes on and within the Earth, interpreting its history and the distribution of mineral and energy resources. Geophysicists study the physics of Earth processes and the development and use of physical methods to solve geoscientific problems. Hydrogeologists focus on the flow and interactions of fluids and chemical compounds, such as contaminants, beneath the ground surface. The expertise of these Earth scientists is required by government and private agencies concerned with agriculture and forestry, water supply and hydro-electric power, civil engineering, waste disposal and contaminated site remediation, and sustainable development of natural resources.

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Riverside facility a powerful setting to apply basic and applied science

Mayer and his Applied Geochemistry research group use concentration analyses to identify the level of nutrients and contaminants in aquatic systems and sophisticated stable isotope fingerprinting tools to identify the sources of the contaminants. He says this approach yields unique information on the most likely causes for surface water and groundwater contamination and on the fate of nutrients and contaminants in aquatic systems. Read the UToday Article here. 


Condo excavation digs up glacial erratic

Massive rock discovered — about four metres by four metres and weighing about 85 tonnes.
Read the Calgary Herald Article here.


U of C research facility opens at city's wastewater treatment plant

The Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets project, a partnership between the University of Calgary and the City of Calgary, will allow researchers to work alongside municipal operators to develop technologies that will lead to cleaner water, better environmental protection and improved public health.
Read the UToday Article here. 
Read the Calgary Herald Article here. 


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Our vision is an improved understanding of Earth systems through innovative and impactful geoscience research, interdisciplinary learning and discovery, empowered and inspired teaching, and effective communication that not only raises our profile as a geoscience centre of excellence, but also creates a brighter future for our world.

Mission Statement

Through innovative Earth science research, with a focus on energy and environmental applications, and a supportive learning and teaching environment, we equip students, staff and faculty to succeed.  Everyone contributes to realizing our vision of a brighter future for the world through scientific discovery to commercial ready solutions, as well as teaching and outreach. We promote excellence of people and processes, through critical thinking, constructive discourse, and active research to increase our reputation and ranking to a top-100 international Earth science department. 

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