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 Webinar Series
We are pleased to present the next instalment of our COMET webinar series featuring presenter Ben Esse, University of Manchester, UK
Date: Wednesday 6th December, 2023 at 4pm UK time
Title: From measurements to processes: what volcanic gas emissions can tell us about volcanic eruptions
COMET PhD Opportunities
Two COMET/BGS fully funded PhD opportunities now available at the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford.
COMET Webinar Series
We are pleased to present the next instalment of our COMET+ webinar series featuring presenter Dr Jean-François Smekens, University of Oxford, UK
Date: 25th October, 2023 at 4pm UK time
Title: Aerosol formation in young volcanic plumes: insights from OP-FTIR measurements
COMET Fieldwork Guidelines
Help make research fieldwork in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences a safer, more equitable, and inclusive space.
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
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
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.
View the latest COMET PhD opportunities here:
The Global Waveform Catalogue
The Global Waveform Catalogue hosted by COMET is now available and fully interactive.
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: