One of the largest environmental research centres in Europe opens in Lancaster this week. The £25 million Lancaster Environment Centre brings together around 300 researchers and lecturers, all working to find solutions to major environmental problems.
This joint venture between the Natural Environment Research Councils Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Lancaster is housed in a state-of-the-art laboratory on the University campus. It provides cutting-edge equipment and controlled environment facilities for the scientists who work there.
The centre, which officially opens on Tuesday 6 July, will build on the existing research strengths of the two partners. Exciting new Integrated Research Centres are forming within the Lancaster centre. These are producing new insights into sustainable management and use of energy, agriculture, water and chemicals in the environment.
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