Professor Colin Pattinson heads up the Sustainable IT research group. It has a long history of work in IT energy measurement and management, which provides the foundation for the group’s research focus on IT sustainability issues.
Our Sustainable IT research is closely aligned to the following GeSI initiatives for Europe and beyond: Smart2020, Smarter2020, and Smarter 2030. The two facets of our research and their associated research areas are:
- “Sustainable IT” (Professor Colin Pattinson, Dr. Ah-Lian Kor, and Dr. Anatoliy Gorbenko) -
- ICT environmental impact audit;
- Data Center - sustainability metrics (collaborative PERCCOM research together with ENEA, Italy and Universite de Lorraine, France);
- ICT Infrastructure and Devices SNMP monitoring, control, and management of network energy consumption; energy efficient networking together with Orange and Universite de Lorraine, France; energy aware cloud infrastructure; energy efficient software and mobile apps, etc…);
GLOBE is an Erasmus+ supported project entitled “New Skills for Green Jobs. Game Based Training to Develop Transversal Green Skills in Apprenticeship Programmes” (2017-2019). Project No: 2017-1-RO01-KA202-037352.
GLOBE is led by Institutul National De Cercetare Stiintifica In Domeniul Muncii Si Protectiei Sociale in Romania. The project partnership is formed by six different institutions coming from five European countries (Romania, Spain, Ireland, Italy and UK).
GLOBE Aim: To Develop the Green Skills of Apprentices
- Answer to shortage of skills and competences in green economy;
- Contributing to update the national competence and skills framework, including new competences for green economy and up-dating traditional professional profiles ac-cording to the new requirements;
- Improve the training delivery mechanism, through the development and use of innovative learning and training resources (game based learning);
- Dealing with the dual challenge of green economy, making economic growth compatible with climate stabilisation and sustainable environment footprint through the development of green skills and competences in apprentice;
- Contributing to develop the social dimension of green economy, promoting training and adapting labour.
- INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE STIINTIFICA IN DOMENIUL MUNCII SI PROTECTIEI SOCIALE, Romania;
- DRAMBLYS, Spain;
- ASOCIACIÓN NACIONAL DE EMPRESAS FORESTALES, Spain;
- Mullingar Employment Action Group, Ireland;
- AGENZIA FORMATIVA ULISSE, Italy;
- LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY, United Kingdom