One of the biggest challenges we all face is the environmental crisis, and the need to protect our planet. Our researchers are addressing the unprecedented global challenges of our time by collaborating with partners across the world to safeguard and preserve our planet for future generations.
Our research is addressing global challenges:
- The SPECIFIC Innovation and Knowledge Centre and the Active Building Centre’s vision will bring industry and university partners to develop clean energy, remove barriers and accelerate market adoption of new solar powered building design. By working in partnership with innovative companies, researchers will transform UK construction and energy sectors by creating buildings of the future – ‘Active Buildings’ and create energy-resilient communities, significantly contributing to electric vehicle and decarbonisation targets.
- Our Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) is delivering pioneering low-carbon energy research and innovation. Researchers have developed technology which has the potential to capture half a billion tonnes of carbon each year.
- Our glaciology research group experts work with teams at an international science station on the Greenland ice shelf, drilling deep into the ice to understand climate history. We continue to monitor the impact of the calving event on the Larsen C ice shelf and the fate of this huge one trillion tonne iceberg.
- We are also looking at how climate change influences animal movement and their habitats. Pioneered at Swansea University, the Smart Daily Diary Tag is helping researchers influence conservation plans for the protection of species across the globe.
How our research is protecting the future
The UK's biggest seagrass restoration project
How a flowering marine wonder-plant is fighting global warming
Mitigating the impact of wildfires on water resources
A set of tools which can identify erosion ‘hot-spots’ preventing contamination
Improving climate and numerical weather prediction
UK Met office and European Space Agency use our forecast models and datasets
Revolutionising Cluster Beam Techniques
Using nanoparticles to create sustainable Hydrogen and clean water
Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers
Removing river barriers to reconnect hundreds of kilometres of waterways
Finding a meaning and understanding in our world
Modelling clustering atoms, animal migration routes, blackholes and galaxies
SWANSEA BAY CITY REGION INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM
Creating the conditions for ideas to thrive in south west Wales
Pathogen spillover, and the spread of viruses in times of global change
From exploring wildlife and human health to computational modelling and forecast
The use of lumpfish in salmon aquaculture
Using lumpfish as an effective control of sea-lice infestations
Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas
The power of tourism to create vibrant, sustainable, and resilient communities
Who we work with
Find out more about the research being undertaken at each of the Faculties involved in Sustainable Futures and the Environment
Contact Our Research Team
We work with a range of people and organisations to conduct collaborative research, realise ideas, improve products, and help change the world.