12.02 ECO RESEARCH & INFORMATION

International Maritime Organization

Description

The International Maritime Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent marine and atmospheric pollution from ships. It also is involved in legal matters, including liability and compensation issues and the facilitation of international maritime traffic. Read more »

Location

4 Albert Embankment,
London , Lambeth SE1 7SR
United Kingdom

Centre for Alternative Technology Information Service

Description

CAT's free information service offers practical information, advice and references on all aspects of sustainable living. Subjects covered include climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental building, recycling, alternative water supply/sewage treatment, organic growing and related areas. Draws on a wealth of expertise with more than 35 years experience experimenting with renewable energy and other alternative technologies. Access this free service by post, telephone, email, through the website, and while visiting the Centre. Read more »

Location

Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ
United Kingdom

Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)

Description

The Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU) is built on an established track record in two main environmental domains within the Mackintosh School of Architecture: passive solar energy design and participatory design. MEARU now undertakes strategic and applied research into a wide range of aspects of sustainable environmental design, responding to a growing commitment to user-centred, low energy, eco-sensitive architecture in the context of increasing global concerns. Read more »

Location

Mackintosh School of Architecture,
Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RQ
United Kingdom

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)

Description

SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation of around 1,000 natural and social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects, which promotes ethical science, design and technology - ie that which contributes to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability. It carries out research, education, and lobbying centred around the military, environmental and political aspects of science, design and technology and provides a support network for ethically-concerned professionals in these fields.

Location

Channel Business Centre,
Ingles Manor, Castle Hill Avenue,
Folkestone, Kent CT20 2RD
United Kingdom

Oxford Forestry Institute (OFI)

Description

The OFI is a research institute in the Department of Plant Sciences at Oxford University. Its main research fields include: ecology and silviculture; forest genetics and tree improvement; forest biodiversity and plant systematics; and forest policy and management. It offers doctoral and undergraduate education programmes. Its library is the world’s library of deposit for forestry and related literature and, together with CABI, the OFI offers an information and document delivery service.

Location

Department of Plant Sciences,
Oxford University, South Parks Road,
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3RB
United Kingdom

British Oceanographic Data Centre

Description

The British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a component of the UK Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC's) environmental data centre network and has designated responsibility for marine data. It is also part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission's (IOC's) network of national oceanographic data centres. Read more »

Location

Joseph Proudman Building,
6 Brownlow Street,
Liverpool L3 5DA
United Kingdom
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