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The Computer Officers provide Help pages for support with Windows, Mac and Linux problems.

As well as the pages above, you will also find informationabout the following and may other topics.  Just use the search engine and quicklinks to locate the information you require:

Computing Accounts and Facilities

  • There are various different Computing Accounts available to you: Email, Intranet and Wifi.

  • Your Earth Sciences computer account gives you access to various Computer Hardware and Software in the department.

  • You can bring your mobile computer (e.g. laptop) to the department. The Network Connection section explains you how to connect to the network.

  • Computer Office may be able to provide some computer for short-term loan. Contact for details.


If you are visiting Earth Sciences and require computer access, please complete the Visitor Network Registration form.

We provide visitors with three different types of wireless network connection.

Earth Science Department Buildings

Earth Sciences is spread across two sites and each has its own Computing Support.

Downing Site

  • Downing Site Computer Officers can be contacted by emailing .
  • Alternatively call ext 33368.
  • Their offices are in the north wing, N318 and N314 (both through N316).

Bullard Laboratory

You can contact Bullard Site Computer Officers by email or telephone:


Departmental Website

The Departmental Website is managed by the .

  • As a visitor to our website, you can view the profiles via our People pages
  • As a member, visit the Profile pages to see how to edit and update your page

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An international team of scientists is traveling to the islands of Papua New Guinea this September to study degassing from active volcanoes in remote jungles there. Some of these volcanoes are among the most active on Earth, ejecting a significant proportion of global volcanic gases into the atmosphere.

Mistaken Point - Canada's 10th geological World Heritage Site

Aug 02, 2016

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An underestimated Kevan

Jul 21, 2016

Douglas Palmer on the Sedgwick Museum’s giant Pliosaurus cf. kevani in the latest edition of Geoscientist

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Jul 21, 2016

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