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10th September 2015
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ReCoVER Funding Call | Maths Foresees Workshop Bids | Informing decision-making on shocks to the energy-foodwater nexus: Predicting shocks and hazards | Subscription Details

ReCoVER Funding Call (Back to Top)

Deadline for applications is 17th September 2015.

A second call for ReCoVER funding is currently open, and we are inviting applications for pilot studies, research projects with partner organisations and projects specifically for eary career researchers, in addition to applications for small projects and meetings. The aim of ReCoVER is to encourage development and use of novel mathematical tools and applications for understanding, predicting and managing the effects of environmental change, in particular where it relates to climate variability and impacts on societal resilience.

The deadline is 18:00 on 17th September 2015 for completed applications to be considered in the round.

We also consider proposals for smaller projects (up to £2K) on a rolling basis. Further information about this funding is available at the ReCoVER website.


Maths Foresees Workshop Bids (Back to Top)

Deadline for workshop bids is 14th September 2015

Please note that there is funding available from the Maths Foresees network for two-day advanced technical environmental mathematics workshops, focused on solving and discussing challenges around the prediction and analysis of extreme weather events. Funding is available for a maximum of 15 delegates, with £250 funding per participant for travel and subsistence.

Applications should be submitted by Monday 14th September. Each bid will be reviewed by the Maths Foresees Management Committee and the winning bids announced on Thursday 24th September at the Environmental Modelling in Industry Study Group in Cambridge.

For more information and an application form please contact Tiffany Aslam: [log in to unmask]


Informing decision-making on shocks to the energy-foodwater nexus: Predicting shocks and hazards (Back to Top)

28th September 2015. 12 - 5pm. Met Office, Fitzroy Road, Exeter. UK

You are invited to take part in a workshop with practitioners, academics and policy makers to
discuss how to better inform decision making in response to nexus shocks.


The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has been funded by the ESRC under its
Nexus Network to establish a new network – the Nexus Shock (NS) Network. Nexus shocks are low-probability,
high impact events that disrupt the energy-food-water sectors, threatening efficiency and sustainability. Examples
include floods, droughts, energy blackouts and spikes in food price.

The Network will bring together interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial expertise through a process of co-production
to write a funding application that will outline plans to develop and explore strategies for overcoming the
challenges associated with societal responses to nexus shocks.

As part of this project, the Nexus Shocks Network is running five workshops on the following five themes:

• Resilient finance
• Resilient infrastructure
• Governance, governments and shocks
• Predicting shocks and hazards
• Local business responses to shocks

We would be delighted if you could attend the workshop hosted by the Met Office on Predicting Shocks and
Hazards which will take place 12 - 5pm on Thursday 1st October 2015 The workshop will bring together key
individuals to help assess and map out how wide ranging expertise in the energy-food-water nexus can help
better inform decision-making under shocks to the nexus.

Predicting shocks and hazards

At the workshop delegates will explore a number of live issues that are decision relevant to the Met Office and their
network in order to explore how, within the context of nexus shocks, collaborative approaches can complement
robust decision outcomes, despite modelling uncertainty. Following the workshop, delegates will be invited on a
tour of the Met Office.

The workshop will address the following broad topics:

1. What are the information gaps and what other elements need to be considered?
2. Which stakeholders are already involved and which are necessary?
3. What indicators are used to inform decisions around shocks to the nexus?

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and travel expenses will be reimbursed. Please RSVP by emailing
Julie-Anne Hogbin at [log in to unmask]

Details of how to get to the Met Office can be found at

Workshops will be held under Chatham House rule and the results of the research will be used to produce a
briefing note, an academic publication and a proposal submitted to the Nexus Network’s Networking Grant scheme
in January 2016. A copy of the outputs will be circulated prior to publication if requested.


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