Geology for Global Development


Introducing Our New Authors – Cecilia Reed

Introducing Our New Authors – Cecilia Reed

Over the next few weeks, we’d like to introduce you to some new faces on the GfGD blog, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives on topics relating to geoscience and sustainable development. We’re delighted to have their input and look forward to their posts. Today we interview Cecilia Reed – a creative earth science communicator and an expert voice and onscreen contributor for the BBC. Tell us ...[Read More]

Field Research in Guatemala (3) – Environmental Hazards at Lake Atitlan

Today Joel Gill (GfGD Founding Director) continues his live reporting from Guatemala, whilst undertaking interdisciplinary field research relating to natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. This fieldwork forms part of a NERC/ESRC funded PhD, supervised by staff in the Department of Geography at King’s College London.  Lake Atitlan is a beautiful location, created by a significant volcanic er ...[Read More]

Guest Blog: Chris Phillips of MapAction Visits GfGD Oxford

Ana Heureux (GfGD Ambassador, Oxford) writes about a recent talk to the Oxford GfGD University Group. Chris Phillips came to Oxford on November 5th and gave the first talk of the academic year, talking about his work with MapAction.   Between work at the Ordnance Survey, travelling and volunteering for MapAction and travelling for pleasure, Chris Phillips keeps himself busy. When Chris arrive ...[Read More]

Guest Blog: Holes, Hazards and Honey

Tim Middleton, GfGD Advocacy Officer, interviews Dr. Andrew Longley, Director of the Nicaragua-based NGO Nuevas Esperanzas. It’s a warm June day, so I suggest that we sit outside. We take our coffees onto the rooftop terrace and admire the view across Oxford. Before long, however, Andrew is zipping up his fleece and starting to shiver; he’s used to the rather warmer climate in Nicaragua. In fact, ...[Read More]