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ClimateUEA Day 2022

Start event: Wednesday, 06/07/2022 12:15

End event: Wednesday, 06/07/2022 18:00

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ClimateUEA Day offers insight into a range of projects and research taking place across the ClimateUEA initiative and will provide colleagues with the space to discuss and develop ideas with other academics. PGRs are welcome to attend. The event is inclusive of academics from across Norwich Research Park (and other partnering institutions) with research interests in climate or climate change.

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12:15 – 13:00 Networking Lunch. Reacquaint with colleagues over a hot fork vegetarian buffet provided by Campus Kitchen – TEC Foyer

13:00 – 13:10 Welcome and Introduction. Prof. Konstantinos Chalvatzis, ClimateUEA Academic Chair – TEC Lecture Theatre

13:10 – 13:30 Keynote Speaker (tbc)

13:30 – 13:50 Dr. Jo Geere (HSC): ‘Implications of Climate Change for Water in the 2020s: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’. Exploring the impact of climate change on water from a multidisciplinary perspective and offering interdisciplinary solutions for the decade ahead.

13:50 – 14:00 Prof Jo Clarke (AMA): ‘Heritage Solutions’. A global project to accurately map and digitise all coastal UNESCO World Heritage Sites and assess their vulnerability to extreme sea levels and coastal erosion.

14:00 – 14:10 Dr. Elizabeth Lewis-Williams: ‘Storied Solutions’. Harnessing creative writing to empower interdisciplinary conversations on climate change across a range of research areas.

14:10 – 14:20 Dr. Penelope Pickers: ‘Communicating Environmental Solutions: bringing together the language of science and the science of language’. Delivering creative writing teaching resources to environmental science students to assist them in communicating environmental solutions to non-specialists.

14:20 – 15:00 Exploring Climate Narratives. This session seeks to explore communicating climate science and the varied nature of climate narratives by UEA colleagues working and researching in this space. Chaired Dr Jos Smith, with Prof Jo Clarke, Dr. Elizabeth Lewis-Williams, Dr. Penelope Pickers (and others tbc).

15:00 – 15:20 Break – TEC Foyer.

15:20 – 16:20 The Future of IPCC. The session will explore current IPCC challenges such as increasing complexity and volume of material, regional issues, the needs of different reports and end users, flexibility, range and communication strategies etc. This conversation will inform the design and focus of a workshop scheduled for later in the year. It is hoped that the workshop will bring together a group of UEA IPCC authors for a deeper discussion and an opinion piece. Chaired by Asher Minns, (panelists tbc).

16:20 – 16:30 Critical Decade for Climate change: Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme: 2023 Call for Projects. Dr Mark Tebboth will launch the call for PhD projects for the final year of the Leverhulme DTP, detailing the successful projects for 2022 entry and terms and conditions for the final cohort. Colleagues who wish to submit projects may use the following networking time to further project conversations. A list of participating colleagues will be shared prior to the day.

16:30 Closing Remarks. Prof. Konstantinos Chalvatzis

16:30 – 18:00 Cocktails and Coversation. Relax and discuss the afternoon’s sessions with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic ClimateUEA-themed cocktail provided by The Globe Trotter Pop-Up Bar.

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