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30 June 2009
Wales’ leading legal adviser has praised University research which is helping to address major environmental questions including global change, natural resource exploration and the evolution of Earth.
Carwyn Jones AM, the Welsh Assembly Government’s Counsel General, Leader of the House and former Environment Minister, visited the University’s School of Earth and Ocean Sciences and meet with key academics from across the School.
The visit, hosted by the Head of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences Professor Dianne Edwards, saw the Minister meet with Dr Tim Jones and PhD student, Heather Price, who showed and explained the importance of the School’s air pollution monitoring station.
He was shown particulate matter collected in Cardiff using DEKATI particle collection technology, which facilitates toxicological testing of urban air particles.
Following his visit, Carwyn Jones AM said: "The research taking place at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences is of the highest quality. From research on the effects of atmospheric particulates to geological mapping of the ocean floor, the University is extending human knowledge on a greener scale".
The Counsel General also met with Professor Chris McLeod who discussed his research work examining deep earth processes and rock cores.
Professor Dianne Edwards, Head of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences said: "The School was delighted to welcome Carwyn Jones AM. The visit was an opportunity for the Counsel General to learn more about the School’s leading research activities and ways we are helping to improve and create greater understanding of our environment in a local and global context."
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