Environment, Energy and Climate Change
The Environment, Energy and Climate Change theme supports and integrates the existing strengths of relevant world-class research within the College. It particularly aims to encourage interdisciplinary research which is critical to meeting many of the scientific challenges of relevance to both science and society. The long-term aim of this research is to cross-the boundaries into biological, health, and social science. The theme also provides an umbrella for developing new collaborative research and enterprise projects and networks.
The theme strengths range from atmosphere composition, Earth Observation (EO) climate data from space and urban studies to tropical forestation studies for REDD+, climate adaptation and mitigation studies and geographical information systems (GIS). Researchers in the theme are able to take advantage of college strengths in instrumentation (remote sensing and in situ) and increasingly in the area of solar energy.
Contact: the theme leader for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change is Professor John Remedios.
Research Centres and Projects
Environment, Energy and Climate Change is linked to many research centres and groups within the College and the University. Research areas within the theme are being explored in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science groups.
Projects and research activities in human and physical Geography, (focusing on energy, sustainability, environmental change, natural hazards and resilience, peatlands and the carbon cycle, green economies), Geology (Environmental Geophysics and the Borehole Petrophysics Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP)), Engineering (renewable energy generation, electrical power and power electronics), the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, and the Adapting to Changing Environments centre contribute to the development of this theme.
Business and Industry
Researchers in the environment, energy and climate theme welcome collaborations with industry and work with a wide range of businesses from large multinationals to SMEs.
On-going Leicester projects include Earth Observation, remote sensing and GIS companies serving data and information products, space companies building satellite instruments and space missions, small companies requiring advice on environmental data and software techniques, and companies developing instrumentation solutions. Enquiries may be made through our business-facing service G-STEP which can help your company to innovate, to partner with us, or to broker with other expert organizations relevant to your business challenge.