STACEES is the St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability. We are a vibrant and diverse community of researchers based at the University of St Andrews, where we launched in April 2021.

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  • Green Gown Awards Success!

    Green Gown Awards Success!

    The STACEES team are delighted that our work received recognition in the University’s recent success at the Green Gown Awards. The University of St Andrews won the ‘Sustainability Institution of the Year’ category last week in the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards 2021. The conferral of this award to the University recognises our work … Read more


  • The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

    The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

    24 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Professor Adrian Finch (School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews) AbstractWith COP26 just completed, many countries around the globe have made commitments to decarbonise their economies. The route chosen usually involves the use of ‘renewable’ energies such as wind turbines and electric … Read more


  • Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and ‘Environmenstrual’ Art since 1970

    Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and ‘Environmenstrual’ Art since 1970

    11 November 2021, 13:00 to 14:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik (University of Aberdeen) Abstract In the 1970s and 80s, when menstruation was generally considered taboo, artist Jay Critchley made art out of discarded plastic tampon applicators washed up and collected on local beaches. With no idea what the items were used for, Critchley could not … Read more


  • SIMULATION-LED: St Andrews as an active partner in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities U4SSC initiative

    SIMULATION-LED: St Andrews as an active partner in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities U4SSC initiative

    3 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Moya Crawford (Managing Director D’Arcy Thompson Simulator Centre) Abstract As part of its contract to install the D’Arcy Thompson Simulator @ Eden Campus, using funding from the Tay Cities Deal, St Andrews has been enrolled in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities programme. This has over … Read more


  • STACEES outreach: local class group visit exhibition

    STACEES outreach: local class group visit exhibition

    28 October 2021. A local primary 7 class doing a project on climate change joined us at the STACEES exhibition in St Salvator’s Quad. The pupils enjoyed talks by some of the researchers whose photographs feature in the exhibition:  – Dr James Rae (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) – Dr Emilka Skrzypek (Department of … Read more