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We Are International - Europe

14 September 2020

This week we want to share with you our research stories from the UK and Europe! Learn more about how our researchers and collaborators are working to solve the biggest environmental problems in this region in the links below.

Guiding policy on oceans’ food production potential

As an ever-expanding human population creates spiralling demand for food, policymakers are looking to the oceans to help prevent a crisis. 

Dragon eggs: Drone-deployed remote environmental monitoring (Italy)

We are developing sensor pods that can be delivered to a volcano by drone, transmitting data wirelessly, enabling the monitoring of inaccessible volcanoes. 

Resilience of transport networks to flood-induced bridge failures

Road networks are fundamental for keeping the country running safely and efficiently. Bridges are crucial elements of these networks, since they cross over otherwise impassable obstacles. 

Resolving the energy trilemma

How do we redress the balance between energy security, environmental sustainability and social impact? 

Exploring peer-to-peer ‘free trade’ in excess energy

Households and businesses that generate their own power through micro-renewables, such as solar panels and wind turbines, may soon be able to decide where to distribute their extra energy using ‘sharing platform’ technology. 

Riding sunbeams

Riding Sunbeams seeks to connect solar PV directly into the UK’s electrified rail network to power trains. Direct supply of solar power traction to railway systems has never been done before, neither in the UK nor anywhere else in the world. Its potential to decarbonize railways is huge. 

‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. 

Breaking the law to save the world

What can we understand about people who break the law to save the environment and what is 'appropriate' protest in this time of great environmental change? 

Bristol and the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were ratified by the UN’s member nations. But who’s going to take responsibility for making sure we achieve them? 

Learning in the city

How do city dwellers already learn with each other and, with the resources of the city, how do they adapt to change and initiate new ways of living? 

Further information

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You can read more about our research on our What We Do web pages.

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