Global Environmental Measurement & Monitoring Our projects

Urban Greenhouse Gases Monitoring, Glasgow

The University of Strathclyde is leading a pilot project that is employing a dense network of sensors across the City of Glasgow to monitor the levels of polluting gases in real-time. The project aims to demonstrate how this data can provide policymakers with immediate insights into the results of their decisions and help guide policies on climate change and pollution. The results of the project will be presented at the COP26 climate change conference in the city in 2021. The project is being run in partnership with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

Water economies

One area of focus of the GEMM group within Strathclyde – and on which researchers are currently engaging with Stanford University – is around the use of measurement in understanding how water underpins and shapes economic activity, and vice versa. As a critical environmental resource and with climate projections point to changes in water availability and more extreme climate events across the world, understanding these connections are fundamental for the design of the most appropriate environmental, climate and economic policies.

Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training in Global Environmental Monitoring & Policy (GEMaP)

GEMaP is an interdisciplinary centre which brings together and supports doctoral students whose research contributes to our core aim: to study and develop effective approaches for measuring, monitoring, and reporting progress on environmental policy and governance – with particular focus on climate change. 

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