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School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences

A world-class centre for environment, Earth and ecosystems teaching, research and knowledge exchange

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Welcome to the Open University's School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (EEES). We are an inclusive, diverse and friendly community of Open University staff and students that is fascinated by the natural world around us.

Our vision is to investigate past and present environments, creating positive actions in response to the climate emergency.

Our mission is to use our world-leading teaching, research and knowledge to address issues of social and environmental justice. Our aim is to empower scientific citizens, better equipping them to engage with local to global environmental issues.

We offer undergraduate modules and qualifications in Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Geography and Environmental Science, as well as a taught Masters programme.

We also offer exciting opportunities to communicate and engage with us, through citizen science initiatives, free courses on OpenLearn, and co-productions with the BBC.

We are keen to work with you, e.g. through consultancy work and access to our laboratory facilities, as a means of building partnerships and exchanging knowledge to create positive actions for a sustainable future.

Please contact the school if you’re interested in working with us.

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Artificial reefs could restore sea urchin populations and coral reef

New research has found that strategically placed artificial reefs in the sea could be used to stimulate population recovery in a keystone species. This could help to restore coral reefs in the Caribbean.

20th May 2021

New qualification: Single Honours Geology

BSc (Hons) Geology (R53)

19th May 2021

Changes in global rainfall in the past give future climate change insight

Open University (OU) researchers from the School of Environment Earth and Ecosystems in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Drs Katrina Nilsson-Kerr (previous OU PhD student),

18th May 2021
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