Engineering and the Environment


Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk

30 September 2014

The increasing number of small ‘CubeSat’ satellites being launched combined with a relaxed attitude to debris mitigation could lead to hazards for all space users unless preventative measures are taken, warns a leading space debris expert from the University of Southampton.

International prizes for postgraduate researchers in space science and engineering

16 September 2014

Two Engineering PhD students at the University of Southampton have been honoured by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

Social enterprise summer school gives Southampton students experience of a lifetime

12 September 2014

Students from across the University of Southampton have had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they got the opportunity to take part in the University’s first social enterprise summer camp in India.

Next generation of researchers to benefit from cutting-edge tech investment

10 September 2014

The training and research of postgraduate students at the University of Southampton is set to benefit from new high-performance computer equipment, following a successful bid worth almost £400k.

Southampton launches the UK’s first integrated Master’s Audiology course

9 September 2014

The University of Southampton is launching a new integrated Master’s programme in Audiology – the first of its kind in the UK.

Ultrasonic device which enhances water’s ability to clean wins ‘Product of the Year’

2 September 2014

New ultrasonic cleaning technology developed by the University of Southampton, which enhances water’s ability to clean, has been named as ‘Product of the Year’.

Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

29 August 2014

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international scientists.

Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

20 August 2014

A rise in the number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years can mainly be explained by increased exposure, resulting from urban expansion and population growth, according to new research by the University of Southampton.

Students make a difference in a West African village

18 August 2014

Civil Engineering students, along with volunteers from the University of Southampton have returned after another working visit to the West African village of Bambouti.

Air traffic growth set to outpace carbon reduction efforts

8 August 2014

Ticket prices must rise by at least 1.4 per cent a year for emission levels to fall.
Study calls for international agreement enforced by a global regulator