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Mission

The Shell Center for Sustainability's mission is to foster an interdisciplinary program of research, outreach, and education to address actions that can be taken to ensure the sustainable development of communities' living standards, interpreted broadly, to encompass all factors affecting the overall quality of life.

Research Spotlight

The Stress Nexus of Coastlines
The Stress Nexus of Coastlines
Coastal landscapes are among the most dynamic environments on Earth’s surface. They offer natural resources and are relied upon for societal welfare; consequently, coastlines are inhabited by 60% of the world’s population. However, as a result of global sea-level rise and increasing severe-storm frequency and magnitude associated with climate change, coastlines are ever more vulnerable to significant geomorphological change. How do these changes affect our communities? Read more »

Welcome

The Shell Center supports multidisciplinary research, outreach and education to address actions that can ensure the sustainable development of living standards to broadly encompass all factors affecting the quality of life of more people, including environmental resources.  SCS supports the efforts of Rice University's faculty, staff and students to better our planet's economy, society and environment in support of transdisciplinary outcomes.

 About Us 

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The Center was launched in early 2003, with funding from the Shell Oil Foundation and subsequent funding from the Shell Oil Company.
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 Research 

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The Center supports faculty research in Stress Nexus 2050, the intersect between water, food, and energy; the effects of sea level rise on the Gulf of Mexico Coast; zero carbon development, carbon capture...
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 Outreach 

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Externally we work and collaborate with a wide range of entities including government, industry, academia, healthcare and non-profits, and other Centers and Institutes at Rice.
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 Education 

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We foster awareness of sustainability issues among our students by providing unusual opportunities to learn about how diverse elements of society may contribute to the sustainability of our planet.  Read more » 

 

News


December 20, 2016  -  2016 Fellowships Announced

November 21, 2016  -  Forum on Complete Communities and Public Education

November 7, 2016  -  Hydrogen: 2 Back-to-Back Lunch Talks

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 SCS HSI Report

 Sustainable Communities and Public Education. Read more here.

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