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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.

How AI can help predict volcanic eruptions (Science 11.12.2018) Andy Hooper explains how artificial intelligence can help to detect volcano deformation patterns in millions of pieces of data.


Research into deadly 2016 Italian earthquakes could improve future seismic forecasts ( 23.08.18) Work by Richard Walters and Laura Gregory has shown that the clustering of the three 2016 Italian quakes might have been caused by a cross-cutting network of underground faults.

Turkish fault reveals seismic steadiness (JPL Space in Images 12.04.18) Ekbal Hussain’s work on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey shows that tectonic strain builds up along this fault — one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones — at a remarkably steady rate.

What volcanic plumes reveal about our planet (BBC R4 The Life Scientific 30.05.17)  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.