Spatial Analytics and Modelling

Objectives

Objectives

Our objectives build on the strong Research Excellence Framework (REF) performances and international reputations of researchers in the collaborating academic units.

Expertise

We will attract and embed a team of world-leading and internationally renowned researchers in spatial analytics and modelling. 

This team will integrate, connect and catalyse existing strengths and activities in this area within:

  • Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies and Geography
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Computing Science
  • the Digital Institute
  • the Institute for Sustainability
  • Marine Sciences and Technology

Our published outputs will be in high quality, 3* and 4* publications.

Collaboration

We will engage and collaborate effectively with relevant external stakeholders, for example:

  • the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • the EU
  • UK national and local government department and agencies
  • private sector organisations 

This will enable us to generate research income, capture policy influence and impact from the team's research.

Our work will promote and enable future-oriented trans-disciplinary research in spatial analytics and modelling within the University and across its private, public and civic partner networks. We will create opportunities for commercial spin-offs.

Income and investment

We will generate high quality 'blue chip' research income.

The research group will add value to the University's major investments in facilities and staff. These include:

  • the National Institute for Smart Data Innovation
  • Science Central's Urban Sciences building, Urban Observatory and Decision Theatre
  • the Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering
  • Professor of Visualisation, Digital Institute
  • posts in Engineering
  • big data posts in Marine Sciences and Technology