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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

Summer #flooding happens so fast… and will be more frequent according to @nclceser @UniofNewcastle (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:54:36 +0000)

Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by Newcastle University and the Met Office. The new study, from the joint Met Office and NERC funded CONVEX project which … Continue reading

3 funded #PhDs available in water and climate impacts engineering @nclceser @TyndallCentre #ibuild (Wed, 28 May 2014 18:29:04 +0000)

Three fully funded PhD studentships, led by academics from CESER, are available in topics that address water and climate engineering: 1. Vulnerability of shallow groundwater and surface water resources used for irrigation in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa to climate variability and … Continue reading

@nclceser @EuroGeosciences Paul Quinn debates the implications of geoengineering at the EGU (Fri, 09 May 2014 10:00:48 +0000)

Over 600 people attended the Great Geoengineering Debate that took place at the 2014 European Geophysical Union meeting in Vienna on 29th April. A panel of experts, Prof. Ken Caldeira, Dr Krishna Kumar Kanikicharla, Prof. Mark Lawrence, Prof. Andreas Oschlies … Continue reading

#ceser #ibuild Matt Holmes wins best presentation at the IWA’s UK conference for Young Water Professionals (Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:09:12 +0000)

STREAM PhD Student Matthew Holmes won the best presentation prize at the IWA’s UK conference for Young Water Professionals which was held at the University of Manchester, 23-25 April. The theme of the conference was, ‘What is smart?’, Matt’s presentation, ‘Resilient … Continue reading

Up to 25 #PhD scholarships @nclceser #infrastructure #flooding #urban #sustainability (Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:45:18 +0000)

Newcastle University has 25 PhD scholarships available to excellent students.  The funding is available across all research areas of science and engineering – but Earth Systems Engineering has been identified as a priority theme. CESER encourage applications across any relevant … Continue reading

#ibuild Deputy Director Andy Pike gives oral evidence to @CommonsCLG Communities and Local Government Select Committee (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:29:04 +0000)

On Monday 3 February 2014, Professor Andy Pike, Director of CURDS, gave oral evidence to the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into Fiscal Devolution to Cities and City Regions. The second oral evidence session examined … Continue reading

@timeshighered rate Newcastle University – home of CESER – as a top place to work (Wed, 05 Feb 2014 09:36:22 +0000)

The Times Higher Education magazine has published an independent survey sharing the views of university staff working at 150 higher education institutions, across the country. They analysed the views of thousands of people to find out what we really think … Continue reading