The Centre for the Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET+) represents the Dynamic Earth and Geohazards research group within the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). NCEO is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
COMET+ involves scientists from the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Glasgow, University of Reading and University College London. We aim to combine satellite observations of Earth's surface movements, topography and gas release with terrestrial observations and modelling to advance understanding of the earthquake cycle, continental deformation and volcanic eruptions, and to quantify seismic and volcanic hazards.
29.11.2012 John Elliott was awarded the runner up prize in the Natural Hazards category of the Lloyd's Research Prize for the Science of Risk by the CEO of Lloyd's Richard Ward.
10.9.12 The research team involved in the work included scientists from Oxford, Bristol, the University of Athens and the National Technical University, Athens.
28.6.12On the 23rd of October 2011 (13:41 local time), a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struckeastern Turkey (Figure 1), just north of the city of Van (population 370,000), on the eastern edge of Lake Van.