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Specialist recruited to expand earth observation horizons

Posted: 20-May-2020

Dr Kavitha Muthu has joined us in the new role of Commercialisation and Business Development Lead for Earth Observation (EO). She will be looking to further expand our ever growing work in the EO sector, commercialising our innovative tools and systems, and looking at new areas where they can make a difference.
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Constructing large physical models is a complex undertaking

Posted: 14-May-2020

When you step inside our vast physical modelling laboratories, you could be forgiven for believing you have stepped into an aircraft hangar. World-leading science and engineering is conducted here on a huge scale, using large, complex physical models. Laboratory Manager Dr David Todd explains how such models are designed and built.

Building a scale model of Aberdeen's proposed harbour extension.  Continue reading ›

Podcast alert: is tidal energy on a collision course with marine wildlife?

Posted: 06-May-2020


In a seven-minute interview, Dr Tom Benson talks about his research to discover whether fish behaviour affects how often they are likely to collide with tidal turbines.

He tells us about why his ground-breaking study on silver eels in Northern Ireland is important, and what it will mean for the future of tidal energy.

Listen to the podcast.

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Giving back the wonders of science

Posted: 29-Apr-2020

Helping enthuse young people about the wonders of science is important to Amelia Couldrey, so three years ago she signed up to be a HR Wallingford STEM ambassador.
In this article, she explains why she got involved, what she has been doing to inspire the next generation, and how she has benefited too.
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Recent storms unearth a piece of our history

Posted: 24-Mar-2020

A laminated card that was released to monitor surface currents more than 50 years ago was returned to HR Wallingford last month. The card, probably unearthed by February’s storms, was discovered by two Dutch beachcombers near dunes on the island of Terschelling in the Netherlands.
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