Research boat on the ocean

SEOS has pioneered, in Canada, the establishment of a research focus in Earth System Science. While our expertise can be categorized within the core disciplines of geology, geochemistry, geophysics, oceanography and atmospheric science, our research strength lies in our interdisciplinary approach in studying the Earth and its Environment.

SEOS faculty and students investigate the principal cycles and interactions between ancient and modern Earth systems of core-mantle, lithosphere, ocean, atmosphere, and biosphere, centred around these interrelated themes:

Most faculty are involved in multiple research themes, and commonalities between research problems, approaches, and tools abound.

Research Facilities

In addition to research facilities operated by individual researchers, SEOS operates the ICP-MS and Laser Ablation facility.

Research Projects

FRENCA -- Future of Renewable Energy in Canada's Arctic