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Geodynamics

edited by Kleoniki (Lydia) Thedoridou

Kleoniki Theodoridou is a Geologist, who recently graduated with her master’s degree in Risk and Disaster Science from UCL. She is interested in assessing and mitigating potential risks with the goal to build a safer and more resilient world. She tweets under @lydia_theo1.

Planetary Boundaries: A Framework against Geodynamics?

Planetary Boundaries: A Framework against Geodynamics?

How can we determine a ‘safe operating space’ for humanity? In this week’s blog, Professor Ilan Kelman from University College London shares his thoughts about Planetary boundaries, and whether this framework will be successful for the next generations to come.  The planetary boundaries framework (Rockström et al. 2009ab; Steffen et al. 2015) might be useful for communicating some of humanity’s im ...[Read More]

Unravelling the geological past of the Sierra del Nevado, in South Andes, Argentina

Unravelling the geological past of the Sierra del Nevado, in South Andes, Argentina

Have you ever wondered to learn more about the geological setting of the Nevado volcano in Central-West Argentina? In this week’s blog, we have Georgina Rubiano Lorenzoni, a Ph.D. Geologist student from the Universidad Nacional de La Pampa in Argentina, who will guide us through her thesis aims, which are the identification and investigation of the petrogenesis and geochronology of the mountain ra ...[Read More]

The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

The “Geo-journey” of a PhD Candidate Geophysicist from Sicily to Uppsala.

Does the sound of pursuing a Ph.D. terrify you? Well, fear not because this week we have Samuel Zappalà from Uppsala University to tell us more about his inspiring story as a Ph.D. student at the Department of Earth Science in Uppsala. And, who knows maybe you will be inspired to pursue a Ph.D. in the future? How many times have you wondered if it is worth taking the risk to pursue a Ph.D. abroad, ...[Read More]

Democratising the concept of risk: The Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support Environment

Democratising the concept of risk: The Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support Environment

Curious to gain an insight into how we can battle the rapid urbanisation and reduce the disaster risk for the poor people in the future? This week, Dr. Roberto Gentile, Lecturer in Catastrophe Risk Modelling at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction – University College London, talks about the Tomorrow’s Cities Decision Support Environment for risk-informed, pro-poor urban planning, and des ...[Read More]