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Bringing research solutions to life

Through our research, education and partnerships the Global Systems Institute develops solutions to the many global challenges we face. Researchers across several disciplines at the University are applying their knowledge and expertise to address urgent issues in many areas such as water, climate, energy, urbanization, land use, food security and ecosystems.

Water needs to be managed better, so what is the solution? The water industry can be targeted using smart water technologies for leakage detection, customer metering, energy management, quality monitoring, and pressure management.

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How coral reef research is challenging widely-held assumptions about sedimentation from land-use change.

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Experts from the University of Exeter have been instrumental in advising and delivering on a monitoring strategy that will establish the effectiveness of South West Water’s (SWW) multi-million-pound project to restore 2,000 acres of peatlands in the South West of England.

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Exeter climate impacts research showcased at UN's 2017 Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Professor David B. Stephenson is Director of the Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) research centre, and based within the Mathematics department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

His research interests involve using advanced statistical methodologies to understand the processes in weather and climate science, and improve the quality of weather and climate models so that they can be used by society.

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Our Biosciences researchers are using data from social media to find out about the impact climate change has on people’s lives.

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How can we better protect people from extreme weather catastrophes? Professor Katrina Brown is addressing this urgent question. 

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The South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area's natural resources. The South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) is a new initiative that will help deliver economic and community benefits to the South West, whilst also protecting and enhancing the area's natural resources. 

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Global warming is one of the greatest challenges we face and current efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions may be too little or too late. Therefore approaches such as geoengineering need to be considered. The project is looking at the science of global warming and addressing issues such as engineering, public engagement and acceptance, ethics, governance and legal issues.

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