Research News

  • Team at EGU Vienna

    Team at EGU Vienna

    Dann Mitchell, Peter Watson, Daniel Cotterill and Henry Addison from the group all attended the EGU this April in Vienna. Peter (seen pictured) presented a poster on ‘How should we consider extreme weather risks in future climates given major uncertainties?’ and Henry gave a presentation on his applying AI to climate science work.

  • Peter Watson awarded NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant

    Peter Watson awarded NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant

    A big congratulation to Peter who has been awarded a NERC Pushing the Frontiers grant which will look at machine learning methods of downscaling precipitation. Well done Peter!

  • UN warns ‘planet on the brink’ after warmest decade on record

    UN warns ‘planet on the brink’ after warmest decade on record

    Dann Mitchell interviewed for Sky News and TRT World today discussing climate change and the rise in temperatures worldwide.

  • Dann Mitchell interviewed for BBC

    Dann Mitchell interviewed for BBC

    Dann interviewed for BBC News discussing climate change and why this February is officially the warmest on record.

  • Wilfried Pokam visit to Geography

    Wilfried Pokam visit to Geography

    This week we had a visit from Wilfried Pokam who is from Cameroon, where he leads an exciting research group at University of Yaounde I. Despite the challenges of studying the Central African region, given limited observations, his group have greatly advanced understanding of how the regional climate system works. Wilfried gave a seminar on…

  • Feeling the heat in Bristol ‘walkinar’

    Feeling the heat in Bristol ‘walkinar’

    Alan Kennedy-Asser gave a special “walkinar” (i.e. “walking seminar”) to discuss heat risk in Bristol during his visit to Bristol this week. Over the past few years, a number of heat risk mapping studies and apps have appeared for different cities across the UK, including Bristol, London and Belfast. These heat maps often use the…

  • Ailish Craig awarded joint Fellowship with the University of Cape Town

    Ailish Craig awarded joint Fellowship with the University of Cape Town

    Ailish has been awarded a joint fellowship with the University of Cape Town looking at ‘Climate resilient decision making in the health sector in southern African cities’. Well done Ailish!

  • Alan Kennedy-Asser talks to BBC about extreme heat in Ireland

    Alan Kennedy-Asser talks to BBC about extreme heat in Ireland

    Alan talked to BBC Radio Ulster about global warming and the impacts of heat waves in Ireland as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival, available to listen here (at 28 mins).

  • How do you manage a dam when there’s a tropical cyclone in Mozambique?

    How do you manage a dam when there’s a tropical cyclone in Mozambique?

    The SALIENT team recently visited Mozambique in October 2023 with the new REPRESA project team. Ailish has written a brilliant blog on the Cabot Institute website which you can read here. On the field trip day, they travelled to Pequenos Libombos dam and heard from a government official from the Vila De Boane Municipality.

  • Climate science into classrooms

    Climate science into classrooms

    Rachel James was involved in the Cabot Institute led ‘Climate Science into Classrooms’ project. Rachel said “The project was such a great opportunity to connect science with classroom teaching. As a scientist, I am eager to help students learn about research and about climate change, but it’s tricky to know how to make our research…