Data Center Description
The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Maine represents a broad spectrum of geological and environmental disciplines. We cover the fields of geodynamics and crustal studies; environmental geochemistry and hydrogeology; glacial geology, glaciology, Quaternary geology, and climate modeling; and marine geology and sedimentology.
The Department is housed in the new Bryand Global Sciences Center, which also houses the Climate Change Institute (formerly Institute for Quaternary Studies). The facilities include many state-of-the-art research instruments, and we have a philosophy of linkage of research to undergraduate and graduate education. The program is field oriented, sending students to locations such as Antarctica, Ireland, Newfoundland, Mexico, and many localities in northern New England.
The extraordinary breadth of the Department is further enhanced by close links to the Climate Change Institute and the School of Marine Sciences, and many Earth Sciences faculty have joint appointments in these units.