Welcome to the CESER website

Earth Systems Engineering addresses the analysis, design, engineering and management of coupled human, environmental and engineered systems.

The potential of technology to help solve many of the world's most pressing problems, ranging from climate change to resource scarcity and poverty, is widely recognised.  However, rationally managing and engineering the Earth's systems is a hugely complex task. 

The Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research (CESER) is providing analyses, tools and demonstrations to enable practical responses to the challenges of intensifying global change. We are tackling the complexity of coupled technological, human and natural systems, at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Through data acquisition, systems modelling and decision-support our research is shaping the management of long term change and associated uncertainties of civil engineering systems, but in particular for:

  • River basins,
  • Urban areas, and,
  • Infrastructure networks.


CESER researchers span a wide number of disciplines: