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17 March 2023

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University-led projects leave legacy for Cornwall’s business community

A series of University of Exeter-led projects celebrated the lasting impact they have made on businesses and communities in Cornwall on Thursday 9th March.

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14 July 2022

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The Neptune Dress

A unique two-piece dress has been designed and made by Cecilia Mary Robson, Lead Designer at TeX Innovation, Portreath. TeX Innovation is a textile recycling business currently repurposing textile waste from some of the 300 textile businesses trading in Cornwall. 

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24 November 2021

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Marine-i project is helping to create Cornwall’s marine industries of the future

Marine-i is a pioneering business support programme between the University of Exeter and five Project Partners that has been designed to foster innovation in the marine technology sector in Cornwall. “Our goal is to help put Cornwall at the forefront of the marine tech industries of the future,” says Professor Lars Johanning,…

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10 November 2021

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Coastal Living Benefits from Exeter University Research Highlighted in UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report

Research on the health benefits of coastal living will be highlighted to Government after University of Exeter experts authored a chapter for the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report. The academics warn that these benefits must not be taken for granted in the face of mounting environmental and social pressures.

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9 November 2021

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Encyclopaedia Chapter will Aid UN Goal on Improving Ocean Sustainability

The University of Exeter has led a collaboration to define the term “Oceans and Human Health” for a new Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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21 October 2021

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Tevi: Protecting the Natural Environment One Business at a Time

Tevi (the Cornish word for ‘grow’) is a unique EU funded venture which aims to create economic and environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Marine Weather from Space

14 June 2021

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Marine-i: Space Data Project Enters New Discovery Phase

A new project aims to bring the precision of space data to renewable energy development and, by reducing various risks, costs and carbon emissions, help the UK quadruple its offshore wind capacity by 2030. The innovative space data project is now underway, bringing together collaboration and expertise from Marine-i, 4 Earth Intelligence…

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21 April 2021

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Breaking Boundaries: Using microscopy to detect microplastics in sea life

A University of Exeter research group has helped to eliminate tonnes of plastic waste entering the sea, improving the health of organisms and the environment.

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8 December 2020

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Fertile land from fertile seas

Professor Mike Allen and the PhycoMExUK team are using innovative technologies and hydrothermal processes to turn seaweed biomass into sustainable fertilisers and biofuels.

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7 August 2020

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Playing politics with World Heritage sites

Our research released today shows the process of ‘In Danger’ listings is being manipulated for political gain. National governments and other groups try to keep sites off the list, with strategies such as lobbying, or partial efforts to protect a site. (Republished from The Conversation)

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28 July 2020

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Too hot to handle? Studying the impact of climate change in the hottest sea in the world!

For this year’s #WorldNatureConservationDay, PhD candidate Hind Mohsen Al Ameri talks about why our warming climate could be driving marine turtles into extinction and why the conservation of nature is vital to life on Earth.

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3 July 2020

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Helping aquaculture businesses save millions by predicting the risks of harmful algal blooms

Marine research led by Dr Ross Brown has uncovered environmental factors that increase the risk of HABs forming, which have been applied to the development of a statistical model, which can predict the risks of HABs developing.  

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13 April 2018

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The effects of plastics on the environment

This Earth Day, we hear from leading academics, PhD researchers, and research students about the worldwide problem of plastic pollution.

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14 March 2018

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Researcher in focus: Dr Ceri Lewis

Dr Ceri Lewis is a lecturer in Marine Biology for the College of Life and Environmental Science. She spoke to Lara Cronin about her research into Ocean Acidification, the importance of educational outreach and why she loves the polar regions. Can you tell me about what inspired your interest in Marine Biology? I think I probably…

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3 November 2017

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Securing investment for product testing

University of Exeter academics have collaborated with Dartmouth Wave Energy to develop a tool that generates electricity by pushing seawater through an onshore turbine.

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26 October 2016

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A new approach to sustainable fisheries

This new approach to sustainable fishing ensures fish and other seafood are being sustainably caught with minimal damage to the marine environment. University of Exeter academics and students have been working with a new community interest company to develop an alternative approach to supplying sustainable fish. Sole of Discretion works with fishers who…

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1 January 2016

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Working with Greenpeace

Research aimed at discovering how chemical pollutants are distributed through the environment and are affecting the world is being carried out by scientists working with the international organisation Greenpeace, based within the University of Exeter. The team of scientists affiliated with the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, conduct research which shapes…

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2 December 2014

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How Knowledge Exchange can benefit both industry and academia

Universities are working with businesses to shape research questions that can benefit both academia and industry. This collaborative approach, called Knowledge Exchange (KE), is one that is being championed by both the University of Exeter and the Research Councils. The aim of knowledge exchange is for industry, academia and government to share their…

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