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Director's welcome message

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Welcome to the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (ICTJA-CSIC) in Barcelona.

The Earth Sciences offer a rich variety of research targets and opportunities. Researchers and students in this field are driven by fundamental curiosity about the past and present states of the Earth, including the origin of earthquakes, mineral resources and raw materials, volcanic activity, changes in the earth's climate and environment, and the impacts of global changes on society.

The ICTJA-CSIC established in the year 1965 focusing on Earth Sciences. From the Antarctica to the Caribbean, from the Mediterranean to the dessert of Atacama and the Puna in the Andes, ICTJA-CSIC scientists work examining the Earth's Systems through their particular specialties covering many time and space scales. Cutting across the traditional disciplinary boundaries of geology, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, and using advanced instruments, ICTJA-CSIC seeks to advance the understanding the geologic processes and materials to meet industrial and social needs with knowledge transfer applied to geohazards and exploration and exploitation of geological resources.

ICTJA scientific activity is developed along four main research groups: Structure and dynamics of the Earth; Environmental changes in the geological record; Geophysical and geochemical modelling of geological hazards and resources and Crystallography and optical properties. Our research activities are strongly supported by the specialized technical and administrative staff available in our scientific and administrative services.

We take great pride in the integration of graduate students and technicians in our research efforts. The aim is to promote the creative thinking and the ability to develop independent and original research.

We trust that if you have questions or inquiries about who we are, what we do, or how you might become part of ICTJA-CSIC we invite you to contact the individuals outlined in this website.

Jose-Luis Fernández-Turiel
Director of ICTJA-CSIC

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