Welcome to COMET

The Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics (COMET) uses satellite measurements alongside ground-based observations and geophysical models to study earthquakes and volcanoes, and help understand the hazards they pose.

A national-scale community with considerable size and impact, COMET brings together world-leading scientists across the British Geological Survey (BGS) and 14 UK universities: Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, East Anglia, Exeter, Imperial, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield and UCL. We work closely with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and European Space Agency (ESA), as well as many other national and international partners.

COMET InSAR Training Workshop 2023

We are delighted to announce the registration of COMET’s InSAR Training Workshop 2023 is now open! It will be held both in-person and online at the University of Leeds from 7-8 September 2023. Register here: eventbrite.co.uk/e/comet-insar-

UK Volcanic Gas Meeting June 22-23, 2023

Register at: UK Volcanic Degassing Meeting 2023 Registration (google.com)

Watch the latest COMET webinar

Miss Cindy Lim Shin Yee/ Dr Lin Shen/Dr Samantha Engwell present Webinar on International Women’s Day, celebrating the brilliant work by women scientists.

Türkiye-Syria Earthquakes, February 2023

Read the full COMET article here.

International Women & Girls in Science Day 2023

COMET celebrates International Women & Girls in Science Day 2023 by promoting some of the high-quality science that women have achieved, as part of and in collaboration with members of COMET.

COMET Annual Report 2021/2022

The latest COMET Annual Report 2021/2022 is now available to view.  Please click here.

PhD Opportunities

View the latest COMET PhD opportunities here:

COMET PhD Opportunities

The Global Waveform Catalogue

The Global Waveform Catalogue hosted by COMET is now available and fully interactive.

 COMET Director’s public lecture 

COMET Director Professor Tim Wright presented a free public lecture, ‘Monitoring our hazardous planet from space’, as part of the Royal Astronomical Society’s Bicentenary celebrations on 25th September 2020. Watch (or rewatch!) the lecture on YouTube: