The Whole System Energy Modelling Consortium (wholeSEM) is a ground breaking, multi-institution initiative to develop, integrate and apply state-of-the-art energy models. Our aim is to employ extensive integration mechanisms to link and apply interdisciplinary models to key energy problems.

The aim of wholeSEM is to build and link energy models, providing a foundation for the UK’s national strategic energy modelling activity.  The initiative will ensure continuity of funding during the period from 2013 - 2017, enabling participating organisations to develop new models and link modelling frameworks in innovative ways to answer new research questions.

wholeSEM is led by University College London and consists of Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge and the University of Surrey. There is further significant engagement with stakeholders in academia, government and industry.
wholeSEM is funded by EPSRC from July 2013 to June 2017 (EP/K039326/1).

On 30 September -  01 October 2014 the wholeSEM UK Land Energy NexuS (LENS) workshop was held at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. The workshop brought together 40 stakeholders involved in bioenergy and natural resource management from research, academia, industry, agriculture, civil society groups and government agencies. The resulting report can be downloaded using the link on the right.

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