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- GERC Assistant Professor in Earth Observation, Dr Stephen Grebby, along with Dr Andy Sowter from Geomatic Ventures Ltd, who developed groundbreaking technology which was used to create the first country-wide land motion map of Scotland, have scored another first by creating a new UK-wide ground motion map. The new UK-wide map covers a two-year period from 2015 to 2017 and was created using an Intermittent Small Baseline Subset (ISBAS) analysis, a novel satellite remote sensing data processing algorithm.
- GERC Assistant Professor in Earth Observation, Dr Stephen Grebby, along with Dr Andy Sowter from Geomatic Ventures Ltd, have created the first detailed nationwide map of land motion and subsidence using a novel technique known as Intermittent Small Baseline (ISBAS) analysis. For the first time the map highlights quality responses from rural areas. The technology behind the map could help developers of energy and transport infrastructure.
- The Midlands Innovation group of universities and Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).
- A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine, has been officially launched (26 April 2016). The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) will receive £60 million of public money to unlock £120 million of private sector co-investment, helping to grow the region's high-tech, high-skilled economy.
- Still subject to Virginia General Assembly approval, but the Department of Mining and Minerals Education, at the GeoEnergy Research Centres international partner Virginia Tech, could soon see a renovation of it classrooms and an expansion of its research space.
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