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Cut down on waste and get an extra £200 in your pocket

Catherine Windrow works for North London Waste Authority and took part in Green Space at the North Observatory earlier this term. Here she shares some easy tips to reduce waste, improve your environmental impact and save money.  More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 11:09:00 AM

Free hydrogen-powered mulled apple juice and switching off stickers

On Tuesday 9th December, 12-2pm, we'll be raising awareness about the Christmas Switch Off by giving away free mulled apple juice powered by the UCL's brilliant UCell hydrogen fuel cell in the Main Quad.  More...

Published: Dec 8, 2014 11:22:00 AM

The Sustainability Team is recruiting!

Want to join UCL’s Sustainability Team and help improve the sustainability of our business and projects? More...

Published: Nov 25, 2014 10:35:00 AM

UCL achieves Highly Commended for Sustainable Facilities Management

UCL and its partners Office and General and Bywaters have received a Highly Commended accolade at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) awards. More...

Published: Nov 12, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Samiur Rahman (Department of Electronic Engineering): Phase-sensitive FMCW radar for high precision Antarctic ice shelf profile monitoring and imaging

Ice shelves are the floating extensions of Ice sheets. They essentially bottleneck the flow of ice into the ocean. The base of an ice shelf can be 2 km from its surface. So, the change of its thickness due to a warming climate will heavily affect the flow of ice into the ocean. It is therefore important to measure the melting pattern of the ice shelves very precisely in order to correlate the pattern with the seasonal changes in the climate and the ocean.
Phase-sensitive Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) Radar has provided hitherto the best solution for measuring the basal layer depth as well as imaging of the ice shelf underneath its surface. A purpose-build radar prototype of this type has recently been developed at UCL. It has the capability to measure the melt rate at mm precision per year within 2 km depth.