University of Exeter (UNEXE) (UK)
The University of Exeter is a leading international research intensive
University (in the top 10 UK universities) with research expertise in some of
the most fundamental issues facing the world today, from functional materials
to climate change. The University currently has 14000 undergraduate and
4000 postgraduate students across all disciplines.
The University has strong experience in European Commission-funded research. The University has
participated in more than 150 FP7 projects; currently the co-ordinator of 20 projects. Thus there is
experience and expertise available in management of Framework Projects at the scientific, administrative
and financial level.
The UNEXE research team are part of the “Climate Change and Sustainable Futures” research theme, an
interdisciplinary group that cuts across traditional academic boundaries, providing climate modelling
capability with expertise in the carbon cycle, climate tipping points, planetary boundaries, and climate
Key project participants________________________________________________________
Prof Tim Lenton leads the Earth System Science group. He is an expert on tipping points in
environmental systems, including the climate system, and developing early warning methods for these.
He was one of the co-authors of the key paper proposing planetary boundaries and seeking to define ‘a
safe operating space for humanity’. Key role on the project: Staff working for the beneficiary –
Sustainable development goals expert and contributor in WP2.