Geodesy involves measuring and monitoring the size and shape of the Earth including its gravity field and determining the precise location of points on the Earth. At Newcastle University the Geodesy group seeks to define the global water cycle directly through determining global and regional sea level change and measuring from space the mass change of the ice sheets, or indirectly through measuring and understanding millimetre-level changes in Earth’s shape using GPS, enabled by improving the accuracy of those geodetic measurements.

The research group

Newcastle University’s Geodesy Research Group is part of the Geomatics section of the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences. The group is made up of a tightly-knit cohort of research scientists including academics; post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. We work towards delivering high quality outputs and strive to ensure the wider relevancy and impact of our work. As a Russell Group University, Newcastle places strong emphasis on research-led teaching, with many of the group members actively involved in facilitating this through our related undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We engage with a range of UK and international collaborators and industrial partners from a broad range of disciplines to undertake high quality science and engineering.