The impact of climate variability on city-level mortality20 November 2017In the future, populations are estimated to migrate more towards urban areas increasing the effect of cities trapping more heat than rural areas. The urban environment is the fastest changing in the world, how we interact and depend on it is a question of vital importance. This project seeks to understand how changes in heat stress lead to human mortality in cities across the globe.
What does climate change look like?20 November 2017Bristol-based internationally recognised sculptor and artist, Alice Cunningham, will work with researchers across the University working on the theme of climate change. The aim is to open up dialogue with new audiences and provide a fresh external, artistic and accessible perspective on the science behind climate change and the issues that arise from it.
Multi-Tier Microgrid Demonstrator and Workshop12 October 2017Microgrids – self-contained power systems that can function independently of the national grid – support the move towards a low-carbon economy, utilising distributed, renewable and small-scale electrical generation. This project will construct a microgrid demonstrator and hold a workshop with potential stakeholders to discuss technical, policy, social and economic issues arising from this work.
GROUND UP: Understanding Conflict and Environment through Soil12 October 2017There might not be much water, but the soils of drylands are thriving with life. This project brings together research into the impact of conflict on dryland environments with a commissioned artist. The artwork will provoke conversations about public perceptions, communicating research and, arts-science collaboration on environmental topics.
Developing Multi-Dimensional Indicators for Living Well (Vivir Bien)12 October 2017Bolivia and Ecuador have proposed Vivir Bien (translated as living well) as a new path to social, ecological and economic sustainability, focussing on meeting human needs whilst respecting environmental limits. This project will work with Bolivian researchers to pilot indicators to enable evaluation of this policy approach.
Bristol BREATHE Project - iGEM 2017 12 October 2017Air pollution is responsible for 300 deaths per year in Bristol alone. This project is developing a novel method for removing airborne nitrogen oxide gases using genetically engineered bacteria.