Our Research Highlights

We are delighted that 90% of our research outputs have been recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent. 100% of the environment was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent, showing a thriving research community spanning human and physical geography.

Our Vision

Swansea Geography pursues cutting-edge, challenge-led research spanning critical human geography, environmental dynamics, glaciology, global environmental modelling, and Earth-observation from space.

Our Environment

Our large community of academics, postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students enjoys a vibrant, inclusive, and well-resourced research environment, with state-of-the-art facilities for Earth observation, environmental monitoring, laboratory work, modelling, and international fieldwork. We also enjoy a worldwide network of strategic collaborations, spanning academic institutions, government agencies, and civil society organizations.

Our Outputs

We published over 500 scientific articles in the period, almost three-quarters of which with other academics from around the world. Many are co-authored with artists, policy makers, and commercial partners. We also produced important environmental datasets, computer models, and source code, most of which is freely available through open-acess publishing. 

Our Impact

Our glaciology researchers were the first to predict the massive calving of iceberg A-68 from the Larsen C ice-sheet in the Antarctic and to announce the actual calving event in 2017 that captivated a worldwide audience.  Our wildfire researchers have created sophisticated models to predict and mitigate drinking water contamination after catastrophic wildfires in Australia, Spain, and the UK. Our environmental modellers have developed improved atmospheric computer models that have helped meteorological agencies around the world significantly improve their weather forecasting.

Our Community

Meet the Geography and Environmental Sciences community