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Dr Beccy Mitchell, theme lead

Sustainable Aquaculture Futures

A collaborative centre set up by Cefas and University of Exeter. Find out more about Sustainable Aquaculture Futures.

Wetsuits from wetsuits with Finisterre

Finisterre are working with the University on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to develop the world's first recyclable wetsuit. Read more »

Smartline: Smart wellbeing inspired by the community

Coastline Housing are a partner in the Smartline project, which is helping to better understand people's wellbeing in Cornwall. Read more »

How plastics are entering the food chain

Professor Tamara Galloway, Professor of Ecotoxicology in College of Life and Environmental Sciences, discusses what it would mean if the plastic waste thrown into the oceans was entering the food chain.


Our researchers work with partners to provide solutions in ecology; biodiversity and conservation; agriculture; aquaculture and food security; environmental economics and policy; sustainability; development and circular economy; water; environmental risk and resilience; climate change; and environmental data and analytics.

Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Our work on ecology, biodiversity and conservation is broad and varied, covering both land and marine, fauna and flora.


We work with industry to research and inform sustainable water supply, waste management and flood risk management.

Environmental Risk and Resilience

The impacts of environmental risk are felt globally and will only increase in the face of climate change, urbanisation, and population growth.

Environmental Data and Analytics

Environmental data and analytics increasingly influence day to day decisions across a wide range of sectors.

Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Security

Food security is a major societal challenge.

Environmental Economics and Policy

Working with the public and private sectors, we apply world-leading research in areas such as the management of natural capital, ecosystem services, and rural policy.

Climate Change and Environmental Futures

Environmental change, including climate change, represents perhaps the defining challenge of our time.

Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy

Corporate social responsibility and responsible business practices are increasingly important in developing sustainable business plans.


South West Partnership for Environment and Economic Prosperity.





Environmental Intelligence

The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures.