The School of Environmental Sciences is fully engaged in research that has Impact. This is research that has “an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia.”
Our Impact is effectively demonstrated through a series of Impact Case Studies, examples of which are given below.
Impact Case 1: Adaptation and Resilience of Coastal Energy
Population growth at the coast together with increasing threats from climate change, sea-level rise and storms requires us to identify threats to key infrastructure, and to suggest means by which coastal economies can be made more resilient to flooding and land loss. The ARCoES Impact Case includes the development of an online decision-support tool for operators, regulators, decision makers and communities to explore the potential risks from storms and sea-level rise for selected sites around the UK coast. The video above provides an overview of the ARCoERs project, its motivation, its impacts to date, and what has enabled it to happen.