Energy and Climate Change Division

Sustainable development sits at the core of the activities of the Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD). The Division conducts world-changing research and provides training for future generations of engineers, scientists, and decision-​makers to support societal needs and as such contribute to the University of Southampton’s vision of changing the world for the better. ECCD is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and comprises the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) and the Coastal and Climate Research Group. Our work supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with fundamental and applied research across our six of the following research themes.


International Conference on Evolving Cities 2022

ECCD successfully organised and hosted the 3rd International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC 2022) at the University of Southampton on 13th-15th July 2022. The Conference had over 150 delegates with 11 keynotes, 48 oral presentations and 10 posters.

LATENT – outreach and engagement

Article listing the range of outreach and engagement activites that have been undertaken as part of the LATENT project

ECCD organise Civil Engineering work experience for Southampton-based Year 10 students

ECCD welcomed four year 10 students from local, Southampton-based secondary schools for a one-week work placement from the 18th – 22nd July.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Evolving Cities

ECCD publish the peer-reviewed open access proceedings of the annual International Conference on Evolving Cities.

ECCD undertake research for the NFRC building resilience of roofing technologies in a changing climate report

NFRC report presents research undertaken by ECCD investigating the impact that climate change will have on roofs covering the existing stock of buildings across the UK.


ECCD Seminar Series

ECCD virtual seminar runs every Wednesday lunchtime from 13:30-14:00 on Microsoft Teams with a 20 minute talk from a member of ECCD or an invited speaker.

Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG)

Energy and Climate Change Division (ECCD)

Contact ECCD

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2051

Boldrewood Campus
University of Southampton
S016 7QF