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Facilities for Environmental Intelligence research

Our state-of-the-art facilities put us at the cutting-edge of Environmental Intelligence research. These facilities available for use as part of collaborative research projects. Please contact us for more information in accessing our facilities, email or call 01392 723456.

High Performance Computing

ISCA, the University of Exeter's advanced computing facility, is used for a wide range of environmental intelligence research including climate modelling, computational fluid dynamics and modelling global air quality. For more information on ISCA please email the ISCA team >>.

Energy facilities

Encompassing a wide range of renewable energy sectors including offshore and marine, solar and storage plus specialist laboratories and centres dedicated to renewable energy engineering research projects.


The DroneLab conducts customised drone surveys with state-of-the-art image processing for a wide range of environmental and geographical research projects. The lab is led by Dr Karen Anderson and based within the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

wildFIRE Lab

The wildFIRE Lab team aims to revolutionise our ability to estimate the flammability of past and present ecosystems, toward building an understanding of how evolutionary innovations in plants link to changes in fire, shaping the life that we see on our planet today. The lab is led by Professor Claire Belcher.

Aquatic Resources Centre

The Aquatic Resources Centre (ARC) provides a world-class teaching and research facility containing 14 aquaria rooms, analytical labs and a dedicated Wolfson Foundation-funded imaging unit.
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Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW)

The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) contains specialist laboratory facilities for water, waste, soil and vegetation analysis. It also accommodates new, state of the art field monitoring equipment which we will use to improve our understanding of the interactions between the water sector and the natural environment.
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Bioeconomy Centre

Under the guidance of the Director Professor John Love the BioEconomy Centre works collaboratively with industry to solve problems using biological approaches. The centre’s research employs a multidisciplinary combination of technologies including Synthetic Biology and Biocatalysis to investigate key questions associated with a wide range of industrial challenges.