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.

Our world-leading research spans a broad range of disciplines and topics, from energy ethics, climate justice and sustainable development to marine ecosystems, green energy and carbon-reducing technologies.

Our network brings together over 130 researchers and students via regular events and through initiatives to boost research visibility and impact.

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  • 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


  • Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean

    Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean

    12 October 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speakers: Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) Join us for another great talk by Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) entitled ‘Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean’. The Museums of the University of St Andrews are working in partnership with the Scottish Oceans Institute, MASTS and consultants in … Read more


  • Exhibition Showcasing Climate and Sustainability Research at St Andrews

    Exhibition Showcasing Climate and Sustainability Research at St Andrews

    17 September until 31 October 2021. St Salvator’s Quadrangle Cloisters, St Andrews University. The exhibition will enhance visibility of the world-leading research happening at St Andrews and share climate-focused knowledge with the public and members of the University community.A series of ten photographs will illuminate the breadth of our research community’s expertise, from climate science and … Read more