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Environmental Intelligence collaborations


From modelling the earth as a whole system to understanding the critical balance between humanity and nature, our world-leading Environmental Intelligence research is helping shape our understanding the impacts of climate change and informing possible pathways to a sustainable future.

As well as pioneering fundamental research in Environmental Intelligence, we are leading the way in applying the improved insights that this can bring to inform evidenced-based decision making for business and government policymakers.

In addition to the partners below, we have collaborated with multiple regional, national and international organisations on projects involving Environmental Intelligence, including; Exeter City Futures, EDF Energy, IBM, Ordnance Survey, the UK Hydrographic Office, Microsoft and Google DeepMind.

Met Office

Our Met Office Academic Partnership aims to create world-class expertise around a focused programme of joint research into weather and climate prediction, mitigation and adaptation. We have worked with the Met Office on more than 120 projects, addressing business and societal climate change challenges. Over 15 Joint, Shared and Honorary positions underpin the partnership.

Alan Turing Institute

The University of Exeter became a partner of the Alan Turing Institute in 2018 in recognition of our excellence in machine learning and AI research, and world-leading environmental, health and data governance research. Exeter now hosts 25 Turing Fellows and in partnership with the institute operate the Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence
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The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a collaborative initiative delivering economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area’s natural resources. SWEEP brings academic experts, businesses and policy makers together to solve some of the challenges involved in managing, utilising and improving the natural environment.
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Plymouth Marine Laboratory

A partnership between the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is addressing fundamental research questions in areas including marine renewables, molecular biology and environment and human health.
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Greenpeace Research Laboratories

Research aimed at discovering how chemical pollutants are distributed through the environment and are affecting the world is being carried out by scientists working with the international organisation Greenpeace. The organisation has research laboratories based within the University of Exeter with a team of scientists affiliated to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

World Health Organisation (WHO)

The University of Exeter and World Health Organisation (WHO) have collaborated on assessing the health effects of global air quality. At the University of Exeter's WHO Collaborative Centre of Culture and Health the partners work together to produce guidance for policymakers and run events designed to generate new, culturally informed approaches to public health. 
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Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab

The University of Exeter is the lead partner in the Impact Lab, which provides deep technical assistance to SMEs that have a big data and/or environmental futures opportunity to address in order to grow to the next level.
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South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications

We lead the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications. In partnership with University of Plymouth and Falmouth University, we help businesses exploit the use of satellite data, technology and applications to gain a competitive advantage in a global market. Key research areas include marine/maritime industry, mining and agritech and food supply.
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Spaceport Cornwall

The South West region is home to the UK’s national horizontal space launch programme. Our space-related capabilities includes research on extreme environments and satellite applications. 
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