This programme brings together world-leading UK communities to use existing and new studies of clouds which, together with new capacity in climate modelling, will enable a better understanding of how clouds are affected by climate warming.
The aim of this programme on unconventional hydrocarbons in the UK energy system is to develop an updated independent scientific evidence base to understand potential environmental and socio-economic impacts and processes of unconventional hydrocarbon development.
The aim of this programme is to improve the representation of convection in the UK’s weather, climate and Earth system modelling systems. This will enable better understanding of convective processes and enable more accurate predictions of hazardous weather conditions.
Investment in research to understand human behaviour is an emerging priority for ESRC. We aim to enhance capacity and capability to tackle major societal challenges, such as COVID-19, levelling up and climate change.
This programme aims to examine:
- how pollutants enter, transform and interact within rivers, and the ecosystems that rivers support
- how the infiltration and movement of pollutants will be amplified or mitigated by a changing hydrological cycle induced by climate change
- strategies for improving or sustaining the quality of rivers across the UK.
This programme aims to bring together UK and Southeast Asian researchers to work collaboratively on:
- increasing understanding of both behaviour and impacts of plastics in marine ecosystems
- the risks to the essential services these ecosystems provide.
We aim to improve understanding of the suitability and effectiveness of different natural flood management measures for a range of flood risk scenarios. This programme will support novel research on hydrological, sediment and geomorphological processes, and flood modelling.
ESRC supports research and datasets looking at the social, economic and public health impacts of COVID-19. The evidence is helping to shape the response to the pandemic and its effects now and in the future.
The aim of this programme is to increase resilience to hydrometeorological hazards in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines. The focus is on creating a better understanding of likely impacts so that appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures can be implemented.
More than 20 university enterprise zones have been set up to help universities share knowledge and innovation with businesses and to promote local growth and skills.