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First coast-to-coast land motion map of Scotland derived from satellite radar images

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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.

£3.2m funding for high performance computing centre

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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).

Midlands Innovation Launch

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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.

Virginia Tech College of Engineering set for expansion

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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.

Energy research at Nottingham set to accelerate following £180M investment

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GERC is playing a crucial role in the newly-announced ERA investment aimed at transforming the UK's energy sector after the Government confirmed £60m investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120m from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities.
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