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Acoustic and fluorescence data from: A marine zooplankton community vertically structured by light across diel to interannual timescales

Laura Hobbs, Neil Banas, Jonathan Cohen, Finlo Cottier, Jørgen Berge & Øystein Varpe
The predation risk of many aquatic taxa is dominated by visually searching predators, commonly a function of ambient light. Several studies propose that changes in visual predation will become a major climate-change impact on polar marine ecosystems. The high Arctic experiences extreme seasonality in the light environment, from 24-h light to 24-h darkness, and therefore provides a natural laboratory for studying light and predation risk over diel to seasonal timescales. Here, we show that zooplankton...

Frog nest foams exhibit pharmaceutical foam-like properties

Paul Hoskisson, Sarah Brozio, Erin M O Shaughnessy, Stuart Woods, Ivan Hall-Barrientos, Patrica Martin, Malcolm Kennedy, Dimitrios Lamprou & Paul Hoskisson
Foams have frequently been used as systems for the delivery of cosmetic and therapeutic molecules; however, there is high variability in the foamability and long-term stability of synthetic foams. The development of pharmaceutical foams that exhibit desirable foaming properties, delivering appropriate amounts of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and that have excellent biocompatibility is of great interest. The production of stable foams is rare in the natural world; however, certain species of frogs have adopted...

Establishing a Net Zero Principles Framework to Support Public Policy Making

Karen Turner, Julia Race, Antonios Katris, Oluwafisayo Titilope Alabi & Jamie Stewart
Delivering Net Zero requires pathways that are not only technically, but economically, socially and politically feasible. To aid the identification of feasible pathways, CEP has developed a Net Zero Principles Framework (NZPF). The framework sets out key questions and challenges that must be addressed in identifying, designing and considering the nature and aim of public support and policy intervention for any Net Zero action. Questions around ‘who pays and who gains’ set out in this...

Meeting UK's 2035 Energy Efficiency Goals

Antonios Katris, Karen Turner & Jamie Stewart
We use an economy-wide computable general equilibrium (CGE) model – UKENVI - to investigate how the implementation of residential energy efficiency programmes over different timeframes, targeted at different low income and/or more 'able to pay' households, may impact employment and GDP across the wider economy depending on the approach to funding. The approach allows us to examine how outcomes in different timeframes are likely to be affected by responses and adjustment in all markets and...

Characterisation of Industrial Clusters in the UK and Techno-Economic Cost Assessment for CCTS Implementation

Christian Calvillo Munoz, Julia Race, Enrong Chang, Karen Turner & Antonios Katris
Following the recommendations of the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC) for the 6th Carbon Budget, the UK Government has set up a new target cutting emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. In addition to this, and as a part of its COVID recovery plans, the UK Government has presented a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, describing investments and developments across different sectors of the economy. One key point of this...

Moving early in Carbon Capture and Storage : Opportunities and Challenges for Delivering Green Growth and Just Transitions

Karen Turner, Jamie Stewart, Antonios Katris, Julia Race, Oluwafisayo Alabi & Christian Calvillo
In this report, we explore the key findings from important new research undertaken by the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde. The analysis examines the wider economy effects of differing types of policy choices and economic conditions for the delivery of industrial carbon capture and the transport and storage sector needed to service it (CCS). We use the UK as an example but draw important lessons for other nations where carbon capture...

Hydroacoustic and hydrodynamic investigation of bio-inspired leading-edge tubercles on marine ducted thrusters

Weichao Shi & Callum Stark
Underwater radiated noise (URN) has a negative impact on the marine acoustic environment where it can disrupt marine creature’s basic living functions such as navigation and communication. To control the ambient ocean noise levels due to human activities, international governing bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) have issued non-mandatory guidelines to address this issue. Under such framework, the hydroacoustic performance of marine vehicles has become a critical factor to be evaluated and controlled...

Could the Introduction of a New CO2 Transport and Storage Industry in Scotland Service Decarbonisation, 'Green Growth' and 'Just Transition' Agendas?

Oluwafisayo Alabi, Antonios Katris, Karen Turner, Julia Race & Jamie Stewart
Following our initial project briefing published in June 20211 , this policy brief is the first in a series to be published as part of the Centre for Energy Policy’s role in the Scotland’s Net Zero Infrastructure (SNZI) project. Our first research challenge is to understand how a new CCS Transport and Storage (T&S) industry servicing a Scottish regional cluster links into the Scottish and UK economies. The first question is what does the T&S...

Light detection action : feasibility of ECL for the monitoring of therapeutic dosage toward personalised medicine

Kelly Brown & Lynn Dennany
Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) has a proven track record for the detection of illicit substances, yet little investigation into its application within medical devices has been witnessed to date. The ability to not only detect therapeutic products such as cancer therapies, but monitor these alongside disease biomarkers will provide the prognostic and diagnostic information required by physicians to begin to construct personalised treatment plans. Here we present an initial feasibility study toward the development of a remote...

Supergen Wind Hub : D3.3 Report on Wind Farm Control Algorithms to Meet Asset Management Requirements

Romans Kazacoks, Matthew Cole, Bill Leithead &
In this report, the investigation of the dependence of the loads on individual turbines in an offshore wind farm is reported. Three layouts of the wind farm are considered for a wide range of wind conditions, including wind direction. The relationships of loads to generated power and position of the wind turbine in the farm are explored. In addition, different farm level control algorithms to curtail the power output from the farm are compared to...

Socioeconomic inequalities in learning opportunities, educational achievement, and mental health : impact of COVID-19 school lockdown in Ghana

Edward M. Sosu, Sofia M. Pimenta, Nana Yaa Nyarko, Isaac Mepenedo & Diane Fleischer-Djoleto
Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on children’s education, with about 90% of children being affected by school closures worldwide (UNESCO, 2020a, 2020b). Prior to the pandemic, there were significant inequalities in children’s achievement across the educational life course, with students from lower socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds achieving lower outcomes than their high SES peers (Miller et al., 2015; Sosu & Schmidt, 2017; Wolf & McCoy, 2019; Nyatsikor et al., 2020). The COVID-19...

A Phenomenological Study of a Lab Scale Tidal Turbine Loading Under Combined Irregular Wave and Shear Flow Conditions - data

Matthew J Allmark, Rodrigo Martinez, Stephanie Ordonez-Sanchez, Catherine Lloyd, Timothy O'Doherty, Grégory Germain, Benoît Gaurier & Cameron Johnstone
The data set contains the measurements made of the flow impacting a 1/20th scale tidal stream turbine as well as containing measurments of the rotor loads experienced by the device. The data set was gathered during an experimental campaign undertaken at the IFREMER re-criculating flume, Boulogne Sur-Mer. The flow measurement was captured with a 2-dimensional LDA mounted at threee differing distances upstream of the device. The rotor load measurements were made using a thrust/torque transducer...

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: Scotland 2020 Report

Samuel Mwaura, Sreevas Sahasranamam, Mark Hart, Karen Bonner, Neha Prashar, Anastasia Ri & Jonathan Levie

AI3SD Video: Skills4Scientists - Poster & Careers Symposium - Poster Compilation

András Vekassy, Aspen Fenzl, Erhan Gulsen, Hewan Zewdu, Jamie Longio, Maximilian Hoffman, Rhyan Barrett, Rubaiyat Khondaker, Anna Catton, Hongyang Dong, Kevin Calvache, Kaylee Patel, King Wong, Louis Greenhalgh, Rebecca Jane Clements, Thomas Allam, Sarah Scripps, Gavin Man, Samuel Munday, Michael Blakey, Graeme M. Day, Chris-Kriton Skylaris, Simon J. Coles, Stephen Gow & William Brocklesby
This video forms part of the Skills4Scientists Series which has been organised as a joint venture between the Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Discovery Network+ (AI3SD) and the Physical Sciences Data-Science Service (PSDS). This series ran over summer 2021 and aims to educate and improve scientists skills in a range of areas including research data management, python, version control, ethics, and career development. This series is primarily aimed at final year undergraduates / early stage PhD...

NEar-Source Strong-motion flatfile from eBASCO (NESS-eBASCO), version 2.0

Maria Clara D'Amico, Erika Schiappapietra, Chiara Felicetta, Sara Sgobba, Francesca Pacor, Giovanni Lanzano, Emiliano Russo & Lucia Luzi
Near-source strong-moton flatfile SD (called NESS-Sdebasco) is a parametric table related to world earthquakes containing high-quality metadata and intensity measures (IMs) based on displacement of engineering interest. The table collects 5% damping spectral displacement ordinates and permanent displacement (fling step) along with the corresponding event and station metadata. The accelerometric recordings contained in the table (about 600 near-source three-component waveforms) are processed uniformly according to the eBASCO (Extended Baseline Correction) processing scheme, applied to remove...

Green Growth, Price Pressures and Productivity

Karen Turner
'Green growth' through the net zero transition is possible, and could deliver many benefits across multiple sectors, and the wider economy, to offset the costs of decarbonisation. Nonetheless, 'green growth' is like any other form of economic expansion: where opportunities need to be exploited particularly in the context of constrained labour markets, producer costs and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) should be expected to increase, even where we enjoy net gains in GDP, investment, and...

Validation of the dynamic load characteristics on a Tidal Stream Turbine when subjected to wave and current interaction - Data

Catherine Lloyd, Matthew Allmark, Stephanie Ordonez-Sanchez, Rodrigo Martinez, Cameron Johnstone, Grégory Germain, Benoît Gaurier, Allan Mason-Jones & Timothy O’Doherty
Datasets describe the results of an experimental test campaign conducted at the wave-current flume at IFREMER, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France. A 1:20th scale horizontal axis tidal turbine was tested over a range of flow and operating conditions. The turbine was 3-bladed and had a diameter of 0.9m. Numerical results are also included using the same flow conditions and turbine operational settings. CFD models were developed using ANSYS CFX. Five types of flow condition were tested: Uniform (U)...

Energy Justice POINTs : Policies to Create a More Sustainable & Fairer Future for All

Rachel Bray & Rebecca Ford
The transition to clean energy is one of the UK’s five priority areas for COP26. Alongside the potential benefits from creating green energy jobs, transition to a net-zero energy system offers the potential for delivering broader social, political, and economic benefits (Hamilton and Akbar, 2010; Hepburn et al., 2020; Roy et al., 2018; Sovacool et al., 2020). History shows us that socio-economic disruptions associated with transitions tend to amplify inequalities (Sovacool and Brisbois, 2019). It...

Understanding the trade-offs involved in driving economic growth in the transition to electric vehicles

Oluwafisayo Alabi, Antonios Katris, Christian Calvillo, Karen Turner & Jamie Stewart
The decarbonisation of transport is a key component of reaching mid-century net zero targets now set in statute across the UK. Previous work at CEP has shown that upgrading the electricity network and the wider roll-out of electric vehicles (EVs) can ultimately deliver net benefits across the economy. This policy brief builds on our previous work to focus attention on important trade-offs associated with the roll-out including electricity price impacts, labour supply constraints and wider...

Meeting the UK's energy efficiency goals : securing greater wider economy benefits through longer term programmes

Antonios Katris, Karen Turner & Jamie Stewart
We use an economy-wide computable general equilibrium (CGE) model to investigate how the implementation of residential energy efficiency programmes over different timeframes, targeted at different low income and/or more 'able to pay' households, may impact employment and GDP across the wider economy depending on the approach to funding. This involves simulating the impacts of first a 4-year programme involving a total of £4billion of retrofitting spending, then a larger one, £68.5billion, over 15 years (both...

Food Hygiene Matters, Handwashing and Water Management

Kondwani Regson Chidziwisano & Tracy Morse
A series of information and learning resources designed to empower caregivers to wash utensils with soap and protect their children from diarrhoeal diseases. Resource also explore how caregivers can hygienically store household water. Resources developed under the auspices of The Centre for Water, Sanitation, Health and Technology Development (WASHTED), Malawi.

Digital Solutions Supporting Healthy Weight Management and the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Framework

Ciarán Morrison
The most recent addition to Scotland’s diabetes policy environment came in July 2018, when the Scottish Government released ‘A Healthier Future – Framework for the Prevention, Early Detection and Early Intervention of type 2 diabetes’. The Framework provides guidance to delivery Public Sector partners for the implementation of new and enhanced weight management pathways. These pathways will sit within and beside integrated weight management services that will support its delivery partners in achieving the shared...

Online appendices for : \"The new Northern Ireland protocol : Can Northern Ireland enjoy the best of both worlds?\"

Geoffroy Duparc-Portier & Gioele Figus

Delivering a Just Transition to Net Zero : Whose Role is it Anyway?

Rachel Bray & Rebecca Ford
The transition to a net zero energy system provides society with an opportunity to embed energy justice principles and practices across the energy sector in order to achieve a transition which is not just ‘green’ but also ‘just’. The past decade has seen a surge of activity around the topics of energy justice and just transitions in both academic literature and policy priorities. While these investigations and activities have advanced our understanding of both concepts...

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  • University of Strathclyde
  • Cardiff University
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Ifremer Centre Manche Mer du Nord
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Edinburgh