Welcome to the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University, 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:

  • Engineering: Civil Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical and Materials Engineering.
  • Science: Earth Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry.
  • Health Sciences: Kinesiology; Health Studies.
  • Law
  • Schulich: Biochemistry; Family Medicine; Medical Biophysics; Ophthalmology; Surgery.
  • Social Science: Geography, History, Psychology.
  • Arts & Humanities: Philosophy.
  • Education: Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics.

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. Institute members are collectively working towards two overarching objectives:

  • Launching Western into Space: We are proposing, developing, and intend to eventually fly Western-led space missions through a scaled program of high-altitude balloon flights, develop instruments and small satellite (CubeSat) projects.
  • Bringing Space Down to Earth: We are developing technologies and techniques to explore remote, difficult to reach, and/or dangerous locations on Earth (e.g., the high Arctic, deep mines, inside nuclear reactors) based on engineering solutions developed for space research.

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