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ARCC news for September

Hello All,

Welcome back after a nice summer break!

The ARCC network is delivered by the UK Climate Impacts programme based at the Environmental Change Institute here at the University of Oxford. We are celebrating our 20th anniversary and to celebrate, we’ve linked up with Griffith University to present a Climate Change Adaptation Showcase, a half-day seminar filled with adaptation research and practice, and exploring ways forward.

Join us to network with your adaptation peers, and enjoy the premiere of a new film from Griffith University, Dealing with disasters: the silent achievers safeguarding health and security in a changing climate.

Read on below for our latest opportunities to get involved.

Roger B Street
Principal Investigator

From the ARCC network

Flooding and business… what does research tell us?

Flood-resilience campaigner Mary Dhonau is speaking at the ARCC network research synthesis workshop, Flooding & business – what does research tell us? Join us in Leeds on 09 October if you are funded by NERC, EPSRC or ESRC with findings relevant to business as we look to pull together an evidence base of the latest research.

Early-career researcher workshops

Developing knowledge exchange skills helps drive research impact. Early career researchers working on adaptation and resilience are invited to join the ARCC network at two workshops this autumn:

  • Effective stakeholder engagement – 02–03 November 2017, Oxford will help to strengthen the skills you’ll need to initiate and develop effective dialogue with your stakeholders, from the initial approach through to co-delivery of results.
  • Showcasing research to promote impact – 15–16 November 2017, York will explore what impact really is, and how to achieve it throughout the duration of your research.

Have you partnered with the ARCC network?

The offer is there to list your research project on our website, which means additional traffic to your work as well as direct promotion to a non-academic audience through the ARCC policy and practice network. Complete the project form to become part of the network.

Opportunities & events

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty workshop

13–15 November 2017, Oxford

This year’s workshop will tackle the challenges of decision-making at many different scales from the perspective of deep uncertainty. The theme of multiple scales embraces spatial scales, temporal scales and the governance issues that they create.

UKCRIC Urban Observatories

17 October, Bristol

There are new research facilities being funded as part of the government’s UKCRIC investment to build capacity in infrastructure and cities research. One of these facilities is a set of Urban Observatories – the first wave of these observatories is being established in Newcastle, Sheffield and Bristol – with subsequent investments expected in Birmingham, Cranfield and Manchester.

There is an open workshop being held in Bristol on 17 October at the Festival of the Future City event to help shape the future of these investments.

Supergen Energy Centre Survey

The EPSRC-funded National Centre for Energy Systems Integration seeks input on how to design a hub that delivers best value to the UK and internationally, to academia and for industry.

Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change – board members

Closing 04 October 2017

Are you passionate about making sure we’re ready to deal with the impacts of climate change? The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change are looking for two new board members with expertise in Natural Capital / Agriculture and Forestry or Cities / Urban Environment and Public Health.

Flood & coast: risk resilience and response in a changing climate

20–22 March 2018, Telford

Speaker proposals are invited for the Flood & coast conference, with a focus on shared ownership and action, building resilience, and future challenges and innovation. Submission deadline: 22 September 2017.