Climate Change and Sustainable Futures
Climate Change and Sustainable Futures is based on the axis of the Met Office and University of Exeter which between them contributed more authors to the 2010 UN Report on Climate Change than any other city in the world.
Key disciplines are concerned with modelling climate change and predicting its impact on ecosystems and human health, plus the support of new technology for addressing man-made drivers of climate change, notably in areas of tidal and wave power generation.
The University of Exeter Climate Change and Sustainable Futures group is a multidisciplinary community of around 300 academics, research students and support staff.
Work focuses on the following areas:
- Earth system science
- Climate Dynamics
- Attitudes & behaviours
- Ecosystem impacts
- Environment & health
This project considers the feasibility, benefits and risks of the radical approach to climate change, geoengineering.
The Water Informatics Centre for Doctoral Training will act as a hub of international and industrial collaborations, training scientists and engineers with relevant skills, knowledge and professional attributes across industry and academia.
The Centre will be run by the GW4 universities and will commence in Oct 2014. It has been funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
The Centre leads research into water system engineering to tackle the challenges of sustainable water management.
This £30M interdisciplinary centre is leading research into solutions to problems of environmental change and work with businesses to help translate research and expertise into innovative business practices, products and services.
The Centre is funded by by EU European Regional Development Fund (£22.9m) and the South West Regional Development Agency (£6.6m).