Research

At  the International Centre for Ecohydraulics Research (ICER), research is conducted to quantify the potential environmental impacts of energy and water resource infrastructure in aquatic habitats, focusing primarily on fish populations. The researchers at ICER are working at the cutting edge, pioneering solutions to the key environmental issues facing society.

ICER is one of many internationally renowned research groups within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, covering a broad range of disciplines. Collaborative research across groups ensures a dynamic cross-disciplinary approach. Whether such collaborations take place in large teams focused on specific needs of industry or through less formal (but no less enthusiastic) alliances the range of experience and knowledge available to ICER personnel is extensive.

Our facilities provide the foundations for our research. Through continuous investment, we ensure that our researchers have access to the equipment they need for pioneering work which addresses the problems of today and tomorrow.

Fishpassage

HabitatModelling

Hydropower

SpeciesReintroduction

EnvironmentalFlows

EnvironmentalAcoustics

EnvionmentalStimuli

DamRemoval

ClimateChange

Bioinspiration