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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.

News

New OU/BBC Series: Gold Town

Dr Julie Robson from EEES has been working alongside colleagues from FASS as an academic consultant on a new OU/BBC series called Gold Town

1st March 2021

New book klaxon: Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

We are delighted to announce publication of the second edition of Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology, authored by Bruce Yardley and our very own Clare Warren.

8th February 2021

Virtual Microscope - revised and relaunched

Launched in 2012, our Virtual Microscope open-access website has been relaunched following a makeover in early 2021.

20th January 2021
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