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Research Impact

Research impact

Research impact

Research impact

Research impact

Marine

Predicting the risk of Harmful Algal Blooms

Marine research led by Dr Ross Brown into the environmental factors that lead to Harmful Algal Blooms forming on shellfish sites around the South West Peninsula, has been applied to the development of a statistical model, which can predict the risks of HABs developing. 
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Producing educational resources

A full set of GCSE science educational resources on marine microplastics have been produced by researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory working with Digital Explorer and Snowline Productions.
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A new approach to sustainable fisheries

University of Exeter academics and students have been working with a new Plymouth-based community interest company, Sole of Discretion, to develop an alternative approach to supplying sustainable fish.
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Clean Growth

Leading a green revolution in defence and off-road transport

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have collaborated with Supacat (SC Group) to pioneer a hybrid electrical powered version of one of the world’s most popular off-road military vehicles. (Video: Supacat and SC Innovation as part of SC Group).
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Sustainability policies for Cornish land managers

The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) worked with estate management enterprise St Aubyn Estates, who manage 5,000 acres of Cornish land to develop clearly defined corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policies.
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Circular Jobs Monitor report

In partnership with Circle Economy based in the Netherlands, Tevi has produced a Circular Jobs Monitor report, a circular self-assessment and a series of workshops aimed at helping enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to better understand their growth potential.
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Bacteria produce diesel on demand

Academics led by Professor John Love have found a way to get the organisms to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel. This will help meet future fuel demands without the need to change existing infrastructure and help extend the lifespan of existing petroleum supplies.
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PetExe

We are all increasingly aware of the amount of plastic around us, but have you considered the plastic micro fibres in our clothes? A group of 10 Exeter students have developed a smart filter which can be fitted into washing machines to degrade and dissolve these fibres.
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Growing Communities Through Nature

Based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute in Cornwall, Growing Communities Through Nature was designed to test models for community engagement in co-production and local innovation and to enable people in Cornwall to co-design their local open spaces.
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Environmental Intelligence

Policy relevant climate research

Research brought about by the University of Exeter and Met Office has contributed to raising public awareness on climate change including the impacts of climate change at 1.5 degrees C global warming and above through the HELIX project.
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Improving climate prediction models

Researchers at the University of Exeter have made several key contributions to the formulation and development of ENDGame, the operational dynamical core of the Met Office weather and climate prediction model.
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Natural Environment Valuation Online tool (NEVO)

The NEVO Tool is a web application that helps you explore, quantify and make predictions about the benefits derived from existing and altered land use across England and Wales. The tool is freely available to all users and has been developed by the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy (LEEP) Institute at the University of Exeter with support from DEFRA and NERC.
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Using data to reduce flooding and harvest rain

A collaborative project via the Impact Lab has pioneered clever technology that harvests rain water but only releases it when the weather forecast says so.
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Quantifying drought risk through rainfall modelling and simulation

Dr Oliver Stoner and Dr Theo Economou have developed a model that can accurately predict daily rainfall data, which has been applied by the Met Office to weather forecasts in 39 locations across Eastern England.
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Health and Wellbeing

NHS meets carbon reduction targets

Working with the University of Exeter’s Centre for Energy and Environment (CEE), the South West Ambulance Trust were able to develop a strategy to lower fuel costs and reduce carbon.
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Indoor mould and asthma

Research led by Smartline found that older adults living in social (public) housing properties, specifically women, may be at higher risk of asthma when exposed to mouldy odour, which has a number of implications for policy makers and practitioners working in the health and housing sector.
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Beyond Greenspace

Research has revealed that spending 120 minutes or more in nature per week may have positive health benefits, including lower mortality, positive pregnancy and birth outcomes, and better mental health.
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Healthcare access for commercial fishers

A study into health issues faced by commercial fishers in Cornwall highlighted the need for more flexible healthcare provision, and a change in attitudes which may lead to a reluctance amongst fishers to seek help.
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