Southampton Solent University (UK)

Partner description

With a population of around 11,000 staff and students, Southampton Solent University offers over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects as diverse as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. Every year we are joined by around 10,000 additional students on short professional courses.
Rated five stars for teaching and inclusiveness in the QS World Rankings, and winner of the Times Higher Education ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ Award 2015, the University was also awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance Agency kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning.

You can find more info on Southampton Solent University on their website.

Role in PECS

Solent University is the Lead Partner for Work Package 1 of the PECS project, developing the methods, tools and instruments to enable an evaluation of the efficacy and potential of low carbon technologies and energy saving solutions for small and medium-sized ports. Working in collaboration with other Knowledge Institutes, it will use its expertise in key areas of transdisciplinary accounting such as environmental auditing; modelling; carbon footprinting and life cycle assessment to develop a specific methodology for energy auditing; as well as its experience of multi-stakeholder engagement to evaluate energy cooperation structures within port operating environments.
Solent will also work with partners in other areas of methodological development and assessment such as the feasibility of renewable energy options and in the development of a holistic decision support system. In doing so, the University will support the partner ports throughout the life cycle of the project in enabling ports to make optimum investment decisions in relation to achieving lower carbon emissions.

​Presentation of Solent University at the PECS Opening Conference in Southampton, dd. 29-01-2018: download