Tag Archive for 'NERC'

Novel use of sonar to study wildlife interaction with wave & tidal energy devices

July 13th, 2012 by National Oceanography Centre

UK scientists will measure the effect on the marine environment and wildlife of devices that harness tide and wave energy using sonar technology that has, for the first time, been successfully deployed on the seabed. Renewable energy from tidal currents can be generated using turbines in the tidal flow, and wave energy can be captured […]

Globalisation increasing number of new species arriving in British Isles

July 11th, 2012 by Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A report, ‘Non-Native Species in Great Britain: establishment, detection and reporting to inform effective decision making’, has found that there has been a dramatic increase over time in the number of non-native species arriving in Britain. In the six decades from 1950 over 600 non-native species have arrived in Britain. Invasive non-native species are considered […]

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased UK flood risk in 2000

February 16th, 2011 by University of Oxford

Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased the odds of damaging floods occurring in England and Wales in Autumn 2000 according to new research published in the journal Nature this week. Although the precise magnitude is still uncertain, the researchers found a 2-in-3 chance that the odds were increased by about a factor […]