Environmental Change and Resilience
Environmental Change and Resilience Research Cluster
Director: Dr Jennifer McKinley
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9097 3827
The EC&R Cluster facilitates and cultivates interdisciplinary research across the disciplines of Civil Engineering, Physical Geography and Palaeoecology. Interdisciplinary research within the Cluster is well placed to address the global challenges of resilience to short-term environmental risks to infrastructure, natural and built heritage and long-term environmental change; health and the environment; the dynamics of our planet; land resource mapping and conservation through remote sensing and Geographical Information Science (GIS); big data analysis; spatial and temporal modelling.
Our current sub-cluster groups include:
2) Health, environment and contaminated land
3) Landscape and climate change resilience
4) Smart Infrastructure and bio-based Materials
5) Geotechnical resilience and materials
6) Peatlands, hydrogeology and wetlands.
REMEDIATE is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) funded Innovative Training Network (ITN). The network is made up of 8 beneficiaries from five EU member states - the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and Italy - and 18 partner organisations. All participants in the project are committed to providing innovative research and training for more cost effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated land.
12 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) have taken part in a structured and integrated research and training programme to provide them with a highly specific blend of personalised technical and transferable skills.
The network is a multidisciplinary collaboration between internationally renowned research teams from academia and industry, each with complementary expertise in a wide range of site investigation and risk assessment technologies. Staff from the Environmental Change and Resilience Cluster have supervised 3 of the ESRs on the programme.