Northern light at Onsala Space Observatory.
Department of

Space, Earth and Environment

Observes the universe and our planet, to develop models and tools that meet global challenges regarding resources, energy supply and climate impact.

Where do we come from and where are we going? At our department we search for answers to the really big questions. In a long time perspective, the lifecycles of stars and galaxies provide an insight into the origin and future of the universe, earth and life. We also observe our planet and the interaction between society, technology and nature in order to develop technologies, models and tools that can meet global challenges regarding natural resources, climate impact and energy supply. 

We identify and meet big, relevant challenges in sustainability, energy, Earth sciences and space science.

The Department of Space, Earth and Environment, SEE, is an international, outward-looking department in which research is driven by curiosity and challenges. We contribute to realising Chalmers' vision of a sustainable future by building long-term sustainable solutions based on knowledge and technology in our fields.

SEE has a unique mix of expertise that permits collaboration between our various research fields. Our vision is to have a leading position when it comes to identifying and meeting big, relevant challenges in sustainability, energy, Earth sciences and space science by providing society with the foremost experts, state-of-the-art knowledge and innovative solutions. This vision permeates all of the department’s research, education and utilisation, which are characterised by excellence and based on a solid scientific foundation.