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University of Exeter offering free online course on Climate Change

September 19th, 2013 by University of Exeter

FutureLearn, a multi-institution provider owned by the Open University, has announced the details of 20 massive open online (pilot) courses (MOOC) including the schedules for eight which are set to begin between October and December 2013. Most of the FutureLearn courses will last six to ten weeks and are aimed at large-scale interactive participation and […]

Food security threatened as pests move poleward with global warming

September 18th, 2013 by University of Exeter

A paper ‘Crop pests and pathogens move polewards in a warming world‘ published in the journal Nature Climate Change reveals that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year. The research by scientists at the University of Exeter […]

University of Exeter publish report on Guernsey’s renewable energy & strategy recommendations to 2050

June 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Third year University of Exeter Renewable Energy students visited Guernsey for ten days in the later part of May 2013 to study Guernsey’s current energy sources and uses, and Guernsey’s renewable energy potential. Forty-six students divided into teams to study offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, wave energy, biofuel potential, energy from waste, solar energy, […]

University researcher needs help of Guernsey public to explore attitudes towards offshore renewable energy

June 20th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

Bouke Wiersma is understaking a 3-year PhD research project at the University of Exeter. His research will focus on perceptions and attitudes about offshore macro renewable energy such as tidal energy, as well as the future of energy on Guernsey in a wider energy policy context. Mr Wiersma is looking for members of the Guernsey […]

BSc students’ field visit to develop strategic assessment of Guernsey’s renewable energy potential

May 20th, 2013 by Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission

Academics and students from the University of Exeter are in Guernsey on a field visit looking to build upon the visit by University of Exeter students in 2012 and to further develop a strategic assessment of the renewable energy potential for Guernsey. This initiative is part of the State of Guernsey’s Commerce and Employment Department, […]

Guernsey lecture on exoplanets and their atmospheres on 23 November

November 8th, 2012 by La Société Guernesiaise

The Astronomy Section of La Société Guernesiaise invites you to a lecture by Paul Anthony Wilson of the University of Exeter on ‘Exoplanets and their atmospheres’ beginning at 7.30 pm on Friday, 23 November 2012 at Frossard Lecture theatre, Candie Gardens.  The lecture is free. The discovery of planets around other stars over the last […]

Predicting power of next wave could double amount of energy captured

June 28th, 2012 by University of Exeter

The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power. Research led by the University of Exeter, published in the journal Renewable Energy, could pave the way for significant advancements in marine renewable energy, making it a more viable source of power. The study, Wave energy converter control by wave […]

Guernsey marine renewable energy assessment lecture on 20 June 2012

June 14th, 2012 by Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers

The Channel Islands Group of Professional Engineers hosts a presentation on  Marine Renewable Energy Assessment for Guernsey by Michael Stephenson, Stuart Brown and Dr. Lars Johanning of the University of Exeter on Wednesday 20 June 2012 at Les Rocquettes Hotel. The presentation begins at 8.00 pm and is free to attend, but as is customary […]

Renewable energy researchers from University of Exeter study Guernsey potential

May 30th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Third year BSc/MEng University of Exeter Renewable Energy students gave presentations on Guernsey’s potential to develop offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy resources at a seminar held at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre on Monday 28 May 2012. Research teams also looked at the potential for onshore renewable energy development and infrastructure requirements. Their completed reports […]

University of Exeter helps Guernsey develop renewable energy strategy

May 1st, 2012 by States of Guernsey Commerce and Employment Department

Academics and students from the University of Exeter are coming to Guernsey on a field visit to make a high level strategic assessment of the renewable energy potential for Guernsey. This initiative is part of Commerce and Employment’s Renewable Energy Team’s (RET) long term strategic alliance with leading UK Universities to progress local macro marine […]