In the news

COMET has a significant presence in the media, whether it’s expertise provided by our scientists or news about COMET itself.  You can read a selection of recent media coverage below.

What volcanic plumes reveal about our planet (BBC R4 The Life Scientific)  Tamsin Mather explains how her work is helping to not only predict when a volcano may erupt, but to understand how volcanoes shape our planet both now and over geological time.

Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano (BBC science website 19.04.17) Juliet Biggs and Andy Hooper explain how the Sentinel constellation will routinely map the planet’s surface, looking for signs that might hint at a future eruption.





The rapidly populating coastal region from the Gulf to Pakistan faces a huge tsunami risk (The Conversation 05.04.17) Camilla Penney explains how a 1,000 km long fault at the northern end of the Arabian Sea may pose a tsunami threat.





Kaikoura: Most complex quake ever studied (BBC science website 23.03.17) Tim Wright explains the mechanics behind this event which has prompted a rethink about how earthquakes are expected to behave in high-risk regions such as New Zealand.

Volcanoes in art  (BBC R4 Science Hour 20.01.17) David Pyle describes an exhibition at The Bodleian Library in Oxford showing the remarkable accounts they have in their archive of volcanoes around the world, and through time.