We form strong intra and inter institute networks to build research teams around a number of key topics, including the blue economy, building city resilience and sustainability, and energy justice. Our members embody a wide range of environmental research expertise, including robotic assessment of pollutants, domestic and city air pollution, estuary and river processes, human rights to energy and food, green exercise and health, behaviours for greener economies, health and well-being services from ecosystems, literature of the wild, the cultures of nature, disaster and or hazards risks and resilience, and climate change governance.
Our members have submitted research bids on a number of themes, including local food and green exercise. Members have also been actively seeking funding opportunities on both an individual and group basis, and we have been working with members to encourage research-generating activities and share contacts and ideas. Some of our members cemented grants from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Academy (BA), Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and World Bank (WB).
Our members organise annual conferences, workshops and film series bringing key scholars and practitioners from external organisations such as key corporate sector leaders, Non-Governmental Organisational (NGO) representatives and government level policy makers to cement links, and generate funding opportunities and impact. We have also developed institutional collaborations with external organisations such as Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) - University of Massey, International Center for Ocean Governance (ICOG), Western Sydney University, and Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SPARC) - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.