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Institute for Earth & Space Exploration

The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University is the leading organization for Earth and space exploration research and training in Canada. The mission of the Institute is to lead in interdisciplinary research and innovation in Earth and space exploration, and to strengthen and grow the Canadian Earth and space exploration communities through inspiring and training the next generation of scientists, engineers, social scientists, and entrepreneurs.

The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration was established in June 2019 and builds on the foundations of the former Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration that was established in 2008. The Institute is home to 61 researchers from the following 8 faculties and 19 departments including our own Earth Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry departments.

The Institute for Earth and Space Exploration concentrates on excellence in problem-based interdisciplinary research, national and international leadership, training and education, and public engagement and outreach.