Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research



CESER was founded in June 2009 as a University Research Centre in Newcastle University.


The Centre is supported by prestigious Platform Grant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

This funding underpins opportunities to integrate our portfolio of research projects. It helps us grow our research team.


The founding director was Professor Jim Hall. After he moved to head the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University, Professor Richard Dawson was appointed as director.

CESER is hosted in the School of Engineering.

It is central to the School’s research strategy. This is founded on cutting edge research in the fields of Earth Systems Science, Engineering and Management.


Our mission is a highly inter-disciplinary endeavour. We embrace academic input from across Newcastle University.

We collaborate widely in the UK and internationally.

Tyndall Centre

Since 2006 Newcastle University has been a core partner in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

Our mission and activities intersect closely with those of the Tyndall Centre. Particularly in the field of climate impacts and adaptation studies.