Centre for the Environment


Research in this area includes the monitoring and measurement of land motion due to cataclysmic events, such as earthquakes and volcanoes, and slow movements due to, for example, water abstraction, mine inundation and soil shrink/swell. There is also an interest in the relative levels of land and rivers affected by climate change, as this can improve our knowledge of increasing or decreasing flood risk in coastal and floodplain areas. 

Current monitoring techniques include ground based methods, such as leveling and long-term GPS surveys, and remote sensing using airborne and spaceborne instruments.

Centre for the Environment

C/O School of Geography
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 846 7712