The South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) was a highly successful and impactful research-focused partnership, between 2017-2023. The SWEEP approach applies environmental research to bring natural capital into the heart of decision making, to benefit the environment, society and economy: an exemplar of best practice in the South West of the UK.
The climate and biodiversity crises, combined with the need to address social inequality, mean we have to grasp and embrace new, integrated ways of working that enable a more resilient and enhanced natural environment, producing gains for business, government and society.
SWEEP has delivered a proven approach showing how strategic funding of such integrated actions can unlock the value of research to society, at scale.Professor Ian Bateman OBE, SWEEP Director
SWEEP in Numbers
SWEEP delivered benefits across the South West, to the rest of the UK and beyond, paving the way to unlock the value of environmental research to society, at scale.
Featured SWEEP Tools
Operational coastal Wave and Water Level model
OWWL is a forecasting system designed to predict waves, water levels, and wave overtopping hazard around the
A Cornish word meaning ‘eye’, Lagas is an Environmental intelligence platform for Cornwall’s natural assets.
Lagas provides mapping tools to help understand the rich Cornish landscape and environment. Through these
The Habitat Classification tool & Habitat Change Detection tool
This tool enables consistent, and annually repeatable, mapping of habitats across the extent of Dartmoor.