A Level Geohazards Conference
  • University of Plymouth campus

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It’s time to inform students of recent developments in all aspects of geohazards - from volcanoes, earthquakes and landslides to flooding and climate change - at our A Level Geohazards Conference. 

Inspire your students to go further in their studies with in-depth case studies from expert speakers from the University of Plymouth. The conference will be of benefit to all students studying A level Geology and will also be of interest to students studying A level Geography.

TIMETABLE

  • 12:00 - Arrival and welcome
  • 12:30 - Talks
  • 13:30 - Lunch (this will be provided by the University)
  • 14:00 - Talks
  • 15:00 - Closing remarks

BOOKING

Students and teachers are invited to book a place via this link. If you have any questions, please email sciengoutreach@plymouth.ac.uk

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TALKS

The real Death in Paradise - volcanic hazards on the Eastern Caribbean (Dr Paul Cole, University of Plymouth)

This talk will look at the various volcanic hazards posed by volcanoes on a number of islands in the Eastern Caribbean volcanic arc including Montserrat, Martinique and St Vincent. Details of the classic volcanic disasters in the region will be examined as well as current monitoring and mitigation techniques.

Disaster recovery: learning from the destruction or repeating the same mistakes? (Dr Simon Dickinson, University of Plymouth)

Do you think that experiencing a disaster makes us more or less vulnerable to future events? Rebuilding after a disaster should provide opportunities to reduce our vulnerability, but this often doesn't eventuate. This talk will explore - using examples from the UK, USA, and New Zealand - the factors that affect whether we learn from such catastrophic events.

Geology in motion: Catastrophic landslides in the Greater Himalayas (Dr Joshua Jones, PhD student at the University of Anglia and University of Plymouth)

This talk will give a brief overview of landslide processes and hazard, before describing two case-studies of catastrophic landslide events in the Himalayas: the 2015 Langtang rock avalanche, and the recent Uttarakhand rockfall/flood disaster.

Tsunamis: past and present, from Japan to the UK (Dr Sarah Boulton, University of Plymouth)

What is a tsunami and why are they dangerous? This talk will explore the science of tsunamis and look at the geological record from three case studies – Storegga, Tohuku and the AD365 Cretan tsunami.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The University remains open with a safety-first approach to ensure our campuses are ‘covid-secure’ for our staff, students, local community and visitors, in accordance with government guidance.

University advice and guidance on COVID-19


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