With the aim of meeting the needs of society in terms of education and employability, the UAB has created a new strategic research community (CORE) whose main objective is to make the research into these fields more visible and facilitate knowledge transfer from researchers to their surroundings. Read more
Agreement between the Department of Geology and Petroleum Experts
The international software company Petroleum Experts donates software licences to the Department of Geology for a total value of 1.3M pounds.
The structural geology and petroleum engineering software company Petroleum Experts Ltd., with headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, has donated 10 MOVE suite software licences to the UAB Department of Geology, valued in 1,300.000 sterling pounds.
MOVE suite is the leading software used for 3D Structural Geology modelling, and consists of numerous kinematic and mechanical analysis modules, including digital mapping toolkits for fieldwork.
The programme will be used by UAB graduate students, as well as by lecturers and researchers of the Department of Geology in research tasks conducted on the tectonics of mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees, the Atlas and the Andes.
UAB researchers have identified modifications in a sodium transporter gene with key consequences for plants needing to adapt to fluctuating soil salinity. The research, published in PNAS, can help to improve crop adaptation to rising salinity levels associated with climate change and human pressure. Read more