Tracking global ocean change and using nuclear energy: News from Imperialá

Here’s a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.á

From understanding our oceans to addressing energy demands with nuclear , here is some quick-read news from across Imperial.

Understanding oceans

A new $9.5m project aims to investigate how the ocean is warming, absorbing carbon, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic as a result of climate change. Dr Heather Graven , from the Department of Physics at Imperial is Co-Investigator on the international project, which is led by researchers from UC Santa Barbara and UC San Diego , USA. The team will use new approaches that make use of machine learning, high resolution modelling and a wide range of data from the ocean and the atmosphere. The large scale of the project also means that links can be made between different activities that have not been joined up before, creating a more comprehensive picture of global ocean change than previously possible.

Dr Graven will contribute to data synthesis and modelling to determine past and future changes to the ocean environment.

Read more from UC Santa Barbara.

Energy Futures Lab Lecture

The Energy Futures Lab is proud to announce its next Annual Lecture , which will take place on 13 June 2024.

It features Michael Liebreich, co-managing partner of EcoPragma Capital and CEO of Liebreich Associates. Mr Liebreich will delve into global energy transition trends and the role of hydrogen.

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Tim Green and Greg Jackson. Join them for an insightful evening and a drinks reception.

Nuclear energy for rising energy demands

How can nuclear energy meet rising energy demands while mitigating carbon emissions?

To answer this, the Energy Futures Lab is launching its latest white paper called "The Future of Nuclear Power in the UK: Challenges and Opportunities" on 25 June 2024.

The paper highlights the potential of new nuclear technologies to secure the UK’s energy future. Learn more and be part of the launch event and discussion.

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