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Active projects

Active projects

Active projects

Marine

South West Floating Offshore Wind

Researchers at the University of Exeter alongside several regional partners have been chosen to write a detailed bid to further develop the South West's floating offshore wind ambitions, including the construction of large-scale floating offshore windfarms in the Celtic Sea.
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Low Carbon Lobster Aquaculture

Specialists from the University of Exeter are working with the National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow, Cornwall on a collaborative project establishing the world’s first pilot-scale on-growing site for clawed Lobsters using a low carbon sea-based container culture approach, which requires no feed input. 
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Monitoring Ocean Acidification through remote sensing technology

A team of researchers at the University of Exeter have developed software that enables oceanic CO2 and ocean acidification to be monitored and quantified using satellite technology, led by Dr Jamie Shutler.

Marine renewable energy

Dartmouth Wave Energy (DWE) are working with academics from the ESI to confirm the viability of their new product - a wave pump that generates electricity by pushing seawater through an onshore turbine – and to bring it to market.
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FLOTANT

The main objective of FLOTANT project is to develop the conceptual and basic engineering, including performance tests of the mooring and anchoring systems and the dynamic cable to improve cost-efficiency, increased flexibility and robustness to a hybrid concrete-plastic floating structure implemented for DWWF.
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Tidal Stream Energiser project

The Tidal Stream Energiser (TIGER) project is a collaboration of nine organisations across the UK and France. The TIGER project will demonstrate that tidal stream energy (TSE) is a maturing industry, capable of achieving an accelerated cost reduction pathway.
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Clean Growth

Cornwall Local Energy Market

The electricity grid in Cornwall is heavily constrained. Currently, there is too much energy generation and not enough network to accommodate the export of energy. Researchers at the University of Exeter are working to design and build a local marketplace platform to optimise capacity on the local grid. July 2020 has seen the installation of Cornwall’s first smart grid wind turbine.
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Geothermal Granite

Cornwall's heat-producing granite has already made the area a hotbed for geothermal exploration. In late 2018, drilling began at the £18m United Downs project near Redruth, where engineers hope there could be enough resource to provide electricity for 3000 homes.
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Natural Capital Committee

Professor Ian Bateman is a member of the UK NCC which provides advice to the government on the sustainable use of natural capital.
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Environmental Intelligence

Supporting resilient pollinator populations

The BEE-SEWARD project led by Professor Juliet Osborne aims to understand the decline of key pollinators, while predicting their distribution and survival in agricultural landscapes.
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Health and Wellbeing

Connecting health and environment data

The The Medical and Environmental Data Mash-up Infrastructure project (MEDMI) aims to connect diverse databases to improve our understanding of the links between climate, environment, and human health.
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Combating isolation in lockdown

Smartline researchers are developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
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