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Bedruthan Steps is a truly spectacular landscape on the north Cornish coastline, a few miles east of Newquay. © UCL Media Services - University College London, credit: Mary Hinkley
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How Queen Mary University of London is revolutionising marine wave energy

A wider range of renewable energy sources are needed to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuels so scientists are exploring more cost-effective ways of generating marine energy power.

A lab at UCL where LEAF was developed. Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez ©2019 UCL. ISD Digital Media. University College London. All rights reserved.
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Making laboratories greener with LEAF

Historically, universities have lacked guidance on how to make labs more sustainable. Now SES members are using the LEAF framework to build sustainability into day-to-day lab usage.

Blog

Accelerating pathways to climate neutral aviation

A research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge is building an interactive model to explore how aviation could transition to net-zero climate emissions.

Wind turbines in a field in North Wales. © UCL Media Services - University College London
Feature

How our universities are supporting COP26

COP26 in Glasgow is showcasing the innovation and research influencing policy makers’ decisions on climate change. Find out how SES member universities are contributing.

News

UK’s ‘digital blueprint’ receives £1.2m funding boost

The UK’s ability to respond to global challenges has been enhanced with a £1.2m investment in a digital platform that helps scientists analyse problems and model infrastructure improvements.

Case Study

When Cars Get Smart

Keep a steady speed. Anticipate what’s ahead. Where possible, coast to slow down. When accelerating, do it gently. Driving tips like these don’t just reduce …

News

Tunnel Vision Looks to Make Flying and Sailing Greener

An iconic wind tunnel once used to develop the Spitfire is now aiding 21st century efforts to help aircraft fly and ships sail more fuel-efficiently.Located …

News

Improving weather and climate forecasts

Dr. Eike Mueller and Prof. Rob Scheichl of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath use the Emerald GPU-accelerated supercomputer to develop …

Case Study

Modelling the coastal effects of a Tsunami

UCL’s membership of the Science & Engineering South (SES) Consortium is allowing researchers to work with with GPU specialists in Oxford to greatly improve the performance of a tsunami simulation code.