The Intelligent Community Energy project (ICE) aims to design, implement and promote innovative smart energy solutions for isolated territories facing issues with energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability. Funded by the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme with an overall budget of €8 million, the project focuses on designing and introducing innovative energy systems and practices to reduce emissions and secure energy access while enhancing energy-related health and wellbeing. Based around work on the island of Ushant and the University of East Anglia campus (which is seeking to become independent from the national grid), the goal is to develop a transferrable model of innovative clean-energy solutions for application in other isolated territories.
Professor Ian Bailey and Dr Gina Kallis are leading UK research on energy behaviour and wellbeing and community engagement on low-carbon energy transitions. Dr Jon Miles and Dr David Simmonds are researching marine and renewable energy solutions for isolated communities.
For more information on the project, see: https://www.ice-interreg.eu/
The COAST group is focused firmly on major problems facing society regarding rising sea levels, flood risk, and marine renewable energy which have been highlighted in recent government reviews. COAST contains internationally recognised specialists in:
- coastal engineering
- renewable energy
- flood risk and coastal protection
- field experimentation
- instrument design and laboratory modelling
- numerical modelling
- theoretical analysis.
The Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES) at the University of Plymouth combines expertise spanning both human and physical geography within an inclusive research environment. The staff and students in our Centre contribute to an interdisciplinary blend of research, designed to better understand and address the challenges of past and contemporary environmental changes and societal events.