Services for industry

We offer a wide range of services for the public and private sector. Information on our capabilities can be obtained via our research facilities page or by contacting people listed below. Alternatively make a general enquiry to the School.

The skills of the Earth Systems Research Group are pooled into two knowledge exchange nodes for the benefit of research users:

Hazards and environmental change

We have a world leading capability in determining the frequency and effects of natural hazards (e.g. earthquakes), measuring and mitigating the impact of environmental change (e.g. coastal erosion). Key contacts are listed below:

Terrestrial carbon cycling

  • Prof. Susan Waldron

Coastal erosion

  • Dr Larissa Naylor

Earth observation, remote sensing and GIS

  • Dr David Forrest, Dr Brian Barrett

River transport and erosion

  • Dr Rhian Thomas, Dr Richard Williams

Climate change impacts on coastal, marine and terrestrial environments

  • Dr Nick Kamenos, Dr Jaime Toney, Dr Larissa Naylor

Green infrastructure, ecological enhancement and ecological restoration of urban rivers and coasts

Deterioration of building materials in urban and coastal settings

Use of non-destructive sensors to monitor environmental change

Volcanic hazards


This node exploits our research expertise and facilities for hydrocarbon exploration. Key contacts are listed below:

Crustal fluid flow

Thermal histories of sedimentary basins

Unconventional oil and gas reservoirs

Funding for collaboration

The University of Glasgow has several sources of funding that are available to support industry collaboration: