Tackling health inequality in former coalfield communities

Understanding geographical disparities and inequality in public health can help direct regeneration efforts in post-industrial areas.

Understanding and addressing fire, degradation and carbon emissions in Indonesia’s peatlands

Geographical research has highlighted and quantified the significant carbon emissions associated with fire, drainage and plantations in tropical peatlands, influencing policy, monitoring and rehabilitation worldwide.

Developing household-scale metrics to tackle water insecurity

Research by geographers into household water insecurity is improving understanding and helping mitigate water insecurity, and developing flexible research tools for global use.

Collaborative approaches to tackling the climate emergency in Bangladesh

Fostering effective and engaged collaborative research on climate change in Bangladesh may help mitigate the country’s vulnerability, especially to sea-level rise.

Arsenic: the geography of a global problem

A policy briefing outlining the problem of arsenic contamination and offering policy recommendations on the issue.

Preserving the nation’s digital map heritage

The British Library, together with the UK’s five other Legal Deposit Libraries, is working with thinkWhere to preserve the nation’s extensive catalogue of digital map datasets for future generations.

Coordinating contributions from volunteer mappers for rapid disaster response

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and thinkWhere are using open source software, open data and cloud technology to coordinate a global network of volunteers providing mapping for disaster preparation, response and recovery.

Improving the effectiveness and safety of mine detection

Mapping the magnetic properties of soils across England and Wales has assisted the Ministry of Defence in creating specifications for new mine detectors.

Improving the health and quality of rivers and water bodies

Monitoring and mitigating changes in flow, sediment plants and insects supports the ecological quality of bodies of fresh water.