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  • Globe Ball time

    Globe Ball time

    A few of the team went to the University of Bristol Globe Ball and I must say, look super dapper! A tux and everything. This Ball celebrated 100 years of The Geography Society.

  • 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.

  • Bobby Antonio passes MScR viva!

    Bobby Antonio passes MScR viva!

    Bobby’s thesis “Post-processing East African precipitation forecasts using a generative machine learning model” was supervised by Peter Watson and Laurence Aitchison. It is a very impressive piece of work, in which he developed a machine learning model which improves the diurnal cycle of rainfall over East Africa. Bobby already has a PhD in computing, and…

  • 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…

  • Reviewing climate change attribution in UK natural hazards and their impacts

    Reviewing climate change attribution in UK natural hazards and their impacts

    In early 2023, the Climate Change Committee commissioned several small research projects, all of which provide insights that help enable the delivery of the detailed analysis that will feed into both the CCRA4-IA technical report and the well-adapted UK report. These inception reports covered different aspects of analysis. The field of Detection and Attribution is…

  • Cabot Institute’s community event funding award

    Cabot Institute’s community event funding award

    Congratulations to the team members Rachel James and Ailish Craig who have been awarded special funding to hold a Cabot Institute research event alongside Joseph Daron and Fai Fung. The event will be called ‘Advancing climate services and climate risk communication’ which will be held in June 2024.

  • Beer and pottery – a perfect match

    Beer and pottery – a perfect match

    The team enjoyed an early Christmas celebration making pottery mugs and decorating whilst enjoying some of Wiper and True’s delicious beverages! What an arty bunch!

  • Dann Mitchell comments on new report about future death increase in extreme heat

    Dann Mitchell comments on new report about future death increase in extreme heat

    Dann commented on a new report predicting five times more people will likely die due to extreme heat in the coming decades, saying “already catastrophic” health warnings about climate change had “not managed to convince the world’s governments to cut carbon emissions enough to avoid the first Paris Agreement goal of 1.5C”. Dann was quoted…