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CESER research on natural flood risk management up for @guardian university award (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:42:25 +0000)

Paul Quinn and Eleanor Starkey’s natural flood risk management and community involvement work over in the Haltwhistle Burn catchment (Northumberland) has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2016, under the ‘Social and Community Impact‘ category. This follows on from … Continue reading

Research to tackle ‘grand challenges’ for water sector gets £3.9m boost #ukcric #ibuild (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:12:39 +0000)

A new £3.9million research project involving Newcastle University and Northumbrian Water will ensure the UK maintains a clean, sustainable water supply for the future. The project will help the UK water sector tackle key challenges, including population growth, ageing infrastructure … Continue reading

New book: Managing #coasts in the third millennium @TyndallCentre @NCLSustainable @SotonEngEnv #springer (Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:07:39 +0000)

Robert Nicholls, CESER director Richard Dawson, and Sophie Day launch a new book, Broad Scale Coastal Simulation: New Techniques to Understand and Manage Shorelines in the Third Millennium, that reports in full, for the first time, on the Tyndall Coastal … Continue reading

Infrastructure Asset Management themed issue ‘Climate Change – Part 1’ FREE to download #ibuild @TyndallCentre @nclceser (Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:44:55 +0000)

The following papers recently published in a ‘Climate Change’ themed issue of Infrastructure Asset Management are available to download for free for the next four weeks. Climate impacts on flood and coastal erosion infrastructure Climate change risks in electricity networks … Continue reading

Impacts of #climatechange on UK #infrastructure @lwec_uk @TyndallCentre @nclceser (Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:19:24 +0000)

LWEC Infrastructure Climate Change Impacts Report Card Published The LWEC Infrastructure Climate Change Impacts Report Card has been published. The production of the card was led by a working group chaired by CESER Director, Professor Richard Dawson. This LWEC Report Card is aimed … Continue reading

Improve #infrastructure resilience with permutable components @nclceser @unisouthampton @springeropen (Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:45:50 +0000)

Access the full research article for free: Research just published by experts in the Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research, working with Southampton University have shown how permutable infrastructure components can reduce the risks of cascading failures. The inter-connected … Continue reading

Mountains are hotting up @nclceser #climate (Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:31:24 +0000)

Experts from Newcastle University’s Centre for Earth Systems Enginering Resarch fear for water supplies and wildlife. Mountains may be hotting up faster than previously thought with potentially dramatic consequences, fear North scientists. An international team of experts, including researchers from … Continue reading

Understanding Weather Impacts in the Caribbean (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:25:18 +0000)

The Caribbean Weather Impact Group (CARIWIG) Project Supports Risk-Based Decision-Making in the Caribbean Bridgetown, Barbados; February 12, 2015 – The Caribbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) project is supporting risk-based decision-making in the Caribbean region. The Project hosted a policy workshop … Continue reading

Environmental Risks and Big Data @nclceser @cranfielduni @Cambridge_Uni @unibirmingham @NERCscience @gregclarkmp (Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:32:42 +0000)

A consortium of four leading UK universities, including Newcastle, has been awarded £2.5m to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating environmental risk using Big Data. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the aim … Continue reading

Old photos shed new light on the #Antarctic #climatechange @nclceser @nclceg (Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:44:57 +0000)

Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are drawing upon CESER’s expertise in observation and monitoring to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. Researchers from Newcastle University, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and University of Gloucestershire, are comparing … Continue reading

Submit to a conference session on “Reconciling adaptation and mitigation in cities” @nclceser @ECCA2015 @ICLEI_Europe (Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:56:22 +0000)

You are invited to submit a presentation to a session on “Reconciling adaptation and mitigation in cities” to be held at the 2015 European Climate Change Adaptation Conference.  Details of the session, and a link to the submission website, are … Continue reading

Prof. Ashok Deshpande, Berkeley: Seminar on Application of Fuzzy Logic to Environmental Data #ibuild (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:13:48 +0000)

Speaker: Professor Ashok Deshpande, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC), University of California, Berkeley Location: Cassie 3.25 Time/Date: 27th November 2014, 14:00 – 15:00 Zadeh-Deshpande (ZD) fuzzy logic based formalism for linguistic description of air quality: a case study In … Continue reading

Dr. Lee Chapman: Seminar on building urban climate resilience #ibuild (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:09:32 +0000)

Dr. Lee Chapman, a reader in climate resilience at Birmingham University will be giving a talk about his work on urban and infrastructure resilience to extreme events. Drinks will be provided after the seminar. Building Urban Climate Resilience The Birmingham … Continue reading

Water MSc Videos launched for #water #msc courses @nclceg @UniofNewcastle (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:46:13 +0000)

Two videos for the Water MSc courses are now online: Overview of the MSc: Student Experience:

Two #lecturer #jobs in Geotechnical and Structural engineering @nclceg @nclceser @UniofNewcastle #civilengineering (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:14:36 +0000)

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Science, Agriculture & Engineering, Ref D1619A Lecturer Grade F:     £33,242 – £37,394 Lecturer Grade G: £38,511 – £40,847 Closing date:              23 October2014,1423714734&key=83994340&c=495487984034&pagestamp=sehnntxwubhmdapbig Lecturer in Structural Engineering School of Civil … Continue reading

#ceser #water Three fully funded PhD studentships are available within the Water Resources Engineering Group (Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:53:07 +0000)

Three fully funded PhD studentships are available within the Water Resources Engineering Group in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at Newcastle University, sponsored by Science Agriculture and Engineering Faculty Doctoral Training Awards. The Water Resources Engineering Group is … Continue reading

CESER Academic Hayley Fowler awarded prestigious Wolfson Merit Award @nclceser @nclceser @UniofNewcastle @HayleyJFowler (Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:52:08 +0000)

Professor Hayley Fowler, Professor of Climate Change Impacts in CESER, has been awarded a highly prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award to support her research programme on “Understanding climate change impacts on hydrological extremes.” Hayley works on interdisciplinary research within the … Continue reading

CESER researcher Steve Birkinshaw breaks the 214 peaks challenge record!!! @nclceser @UniofNewcastle #jossnaylor #fellrunning (Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:47:15 +0000)

A Cumbrian fell runner has set a new record for tackling all of Alfred Wainwright’s 214 peaks in the Lake District. Steve Birkinshaw broke the record set by Joss Naylor in 1987,  who completed the challenge in seven days, one … Continue reading

Newcastle City Dashboard launched (Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:05:22 +0000)

We are pleased to announce the beta release of the Science Central Urban Observatory Newcastle City Dashboard, mixing real-time sensor feeds from the Urban Observatory platform, public and social media feeds.  As always this is a work in progress so … Continue reading

Greening Wingrove project: “When Water Engineers Meet Gardeners” (Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:31:37 +0000)

Claire Walsh and Mark Powell are currently working with the Big Lottery funded, Greening Wingrove community partnership project.  This was established to encourage the people of Wingrove Ward (Newcastle) to ‘green’ their local area and explore more sustainable ways of … Continue reading